Getting to know YOU/chat thread

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Getting to know YOU/chat thread

So we've had a check-in for our baby stuff, how about just a getting-to-know-you thread? I've been a bit MIA lately because my pc was down and posting on my phone was too time-consuming.

I found some on another board and there are 50 total questions so I will just post 10 per week (on the same post possibly) to answer a bit at a time. Feel free to use this for chat as well!

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?

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Ok I'll start. Wink

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yep, my mother's maternal grandmother (Victoria) and my father's mother (June). My parents were all about family names and we so aren't!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Whoops, this was in the last thread but whatever. Smile Last time was over something hormonal when I was feeling like crap and DH wouldn't help me.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? It's ok I guess. Sometimes I like it more than other times because it's not always consistent.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Well right now none of them, lol, besides technically not being able to eat them, they've been an aversion of mine for awhile. Normally though, I like a good deli white American cheese and roast beef is yummy too.

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yep a black calico kitty cat and a leopard gecko.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so! I am a pretty friendly, down-to-earth person and I tend to make friends pretty easily.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I use it some but I wouldn't say I'm sarcastic in nature.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yep! And my appendix... but no wisdom teeth.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Maybe... it would depend on who was with me and how persistent they were in getting me to do it. I would probably do it with my hubby, he's pretty persistent.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Kellogg's Cracklin Oat Bran

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. My name is Jessica and my mom said she wanted to name me Carmella (SO GLAD that didn't happen).. but in the end she chose Jessica because she thought it was pretty and NO ONE was named Jessica around her. ....of course, now there's a million of us, but I'm pretty fond of my name. My middle name is Ryan and I get a lot of grief for it, but I like Jessica Ryan. Go mom!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Just finished. I'm a hormonal mess. I cried all weekend, then today I rented What to Expect When You're Expecting and cried like 10 times throughout the movie.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, I've always been told I have nice handwriting.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Corned Beef. Mmmm....

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yeah - two miniature schnauzers Smokey and JoJo. And yeah, I treat 'em like my kids. SO spoiled.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes. I'm ALWAYS there for all of my friends, even though the favor is hardly EVER repaid.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I use sarcasm all the time. I roll my eyes a lot too. When people first meet me I know they think I'm a B**** but, I'm not.. it's just the way I come off.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? HECK NO. That requires falling and that down feeling makes my stomach hurt.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Count Chocula and ...depending on my mood I like Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I don't generally eat cereal though. I'm not a big breakfast person.

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Monday, reading the news about the panda bear cub that died at the National Zoo. We were just there in late July.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I think it's awesome, but no one else can read it! Wink

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Tofurky in nearly every flavor. I had a fake beef-n-cheddar the other night and it was SO FREAKING GOOD.

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
Four chihuahuas: Lola, Chibi, Crow, and Minnie.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Maybe? I am always hyper-busy and most of my friends work in my office or have known me forever. It's hard for me to make new friends because I just don't have the time to invest.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
No, no way, not me! Wink

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes. (I was always jealous of the kids in school that got theirs pulled - I wanted the all-you-can-eat ice cream!)

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I have! And I would never do it again. I threw up!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cap'n Crunch.

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. My dad actually decided he didnt like the name my mom had chose so while she was passed out he filled out my birth papers before she could get to it. He cant spell either so my middle name is spelled Danial instead of Dannielle... lol

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Yesterday while wathing A Baby Story

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, it sometimes looks like chicken scratch when im in a hurry.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Im not really big into lunch meats. But when I do eat sandwhiches its usually turkey.

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
2 dogs. Zuke-English Mastiff and Stitch-Heins 57

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Probably, I tend to think im a pretty nice person.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Oh yes... My kids love it! Biggrin

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep, still intact

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I dont think I could ever get enough courage to. I wish I could though!!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Captain Crunch or Raisin Bran!!

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. My dad actually decided he didnt like the name my mom had chose so while she was passed out he filled out my birth papers before she could get to it. He cant spell either so my middle name is spelled Danial instead of Dannielle... lol

ROFL At least "Joy" isn't hard to spell. But Danial, that's funny but really unique!

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My mom saw my name in Rolling Stone magazine. Some guitar player's wife. She was just barely 19 when I was born, if that helps explain it. Wink

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
DH was talking about some underpriviledged kids that he works with...

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It's fine. It's not particularly "pretty" but it gets the job done.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Ham

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
1 dog named Ellie

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Sure. Smile

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Me???? Never!!!! Wink

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I did when I was younger, but only from like 50 ft up. That was scary enough!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I don't really like cereal. I guess if I had to choose, those frosted wheat square things. LOL

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I don't really like cereal. I guess if I had to choose, those frosted wheat square things. LOL

EWWWWWWW. Frosted wheat square things..LMAO

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Nope... my mom just picked my name out of a baby book because quote "it was beautiful" sometimes as a kid I wished I had a more common name, but as I get older being the only Sylvia is nice.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Earlier today, couldn't even tell you why. Darn hormones.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yeah, its okay.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Not a fan. Usually I don't even eat meat, but pregnancy always changes my tastebuds and I crave meat.

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yep, two dog... Jack and Bean. They are a jack-a-poo and a Chihuahua

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yeah, I'm a pretty nice person. Sometimes to a fault.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Yes, but all in good fun

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope, taken out when I was 5

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No, maybe skydive, but bungee jumping seems scarier. I couldn't tell you why.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Fruity Pebbles... yummy. Bringing back elementary school Dirol

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"babywings1" wrote:

EWWWWWWW. Frosted wheat square things..LMAO

Haha, sounds delicious, doesn't it?

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Funny story..my parents named me Elizabeth Ann, when my dad called his family and told them I was born my Aunt Betty said "oh you named her after me." My dad said "no, your name is Betty." But her legal name is Elizabeth Ann and my dad didnt know his sister's real name until the day I was born. Dads;)

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
The panda thing too.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No! I'm an architect and I have terrible handwriting.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
A beagle named Ramona.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I hope so. I think I'm pretty nice and funny...but I have my grumpy days.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Not really.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep still there.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I've thought about it. If someone around me was really wanting to do it, I could be convinced. I'm afraid of heights..but I've always wanted to sky dive.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Raisin bran, cheerios, honey bunches of oats. I like frosted mini wheats too Alissa.

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Elizabeth - I'm 30 and JUST found out my Aunt's "real" name is Mary. She's been Aunt Cathy for forever, I NEVER knew her name was Mary LOL

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

Nope. However the idea for my name came from my mothers grandmother, whom I never knew. She passed away when my mom was pretty young. She always told my mom that if she had had the chance to have a daughter she would have named her Tonya because she loves that name so much Smile

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last night! While watching "the Locator" it comes on the "WE" channel.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
NO!! I H-A-T-E it lol! My mom always told me I have the handwriting of a serial killer LOL!

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Roast beast Wink

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
We have 2 dogs and 2 cats

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Totally! I think I am a pretty good freind if I do say so myself Smile

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
nooooooooo...... Wink

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
still on the fence about that actually

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Sugar smacks!! NOT the box with the frog (that one is gross) has to be the box with the BEAR on it Wink

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Tonya, your reply about the cereal made me LOL. My mom calls the one with the frog Sugar Smacks... I'm like mooooooom it's HONEY smacks LOL. I've never seen the one with the bear, though.. maybe those taste better, I'm not a huge fan of Honey Smacks

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"babywings1" wrote:

Tonya, your reply about the cereal made me LOL. My mom calls the one with the frog Sugar Smacks... I'm like mooooooom it's HONEY smacks LOL. I've never seen the one with the bear, though.. maybe those taste better, I'm not a huge fan of Honey Smacks

lol!! to be honest i cant remember the name! i think they changed the name to golden puffs or something. actually.. let me google it... brb

found it!! the ones with the bear on it are called "Golden crisp!" Biggrin and technecally you are BOTH correct Wink They used to be called Sugar Smacks! but when everyone started turning into sugar ****'s they changed the name to honey smacks lol!!!

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ROFL I'm dying over here that you just said brb in a message, like we were on the phone or something.

That's interesting to know that they used to be called Sugar Smacks. Guess my mom's not crazy after all.. lol

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*Snort* "Sugar Smacks" sounds unhealthy, but "Honey Smacks" sounds like it could come from the farmer's market.....(I'm totally kidding, that just struck my funny bone....)

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I totally know which "smacks" you're talking about! The ones I would eat as a kid always left a weird film on my mouth.

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No but my mom wanted to name me Angela and my great grandmother said she liked Leslie Anne so my mom went with it. She was one of the best women I have ever had the joy of knowing so even though I've never liked my name I love that my maw-maw named me. Smile

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? When my husband played Louie Armstrong's "what a wonderful world"

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? NO, its horrible! Looks like a 5th grade boys LOL

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Well, obviously I cant have it right now but Turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yes, 2 dogs: Abbey (a Huskey) and Trixie (we dont know what she is so we just tell people she's a Trixie) and 2 cats: Max and Matilda

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Hmmmm... Maybe, I like to think I have a good sense of humor and I'm VERY loyal to my friends. I am kind of lazy when it comes to friendships though so I dont know. I love my friends without end but I tend to be a bit of a homebody.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Not a lot but a good bit. I get it from my mom, when we were kids we would say "mom make me a sandwich" and her reply was always "ZAP! You're a sandwich!"

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope!

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Not just no but HEEEEEEELL NO!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I'm really into Puffins Peanut Butter Flavor when I can eat it and not gag from the acid reflux. BUT only with Light Almond or Light soy milk (Vanilla of course)

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No and actually still to this day my mom and dad don't know where they came up with my name either. I think my mom said at one point she heard it somewhere and just liked it.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? The other day was just an emotional wreck for me. Was upset with DH over something stupid and then my step son really ticked me off with his attitude and that was all it took.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No not really but it is what it is.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I don't eat a lot of it, but I guess maybe Turkey? Or maybe Brown Sugar Honey Ham? I don't know. Smile

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yes one cat, we named her Mai Tai...hmm good thing our kids have normal names or i'd be worried about this baby. Haha!

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I would like to think so.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Yeah I do...not so sure that's a good thing with my Chicago attitude though...

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Hmm no thanks, don't even like driving over bridges. The one going into Louisville KY from IN makes me a nervous wreck every single time and I can't tell you how many times we've driving over it.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? When I do eat it I like all the kids cereals..Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Alpha Bits...

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? A couple of days ago. For some reason I remembered the day I called my mom to tell her that I was having a girl and she was so excited she didn't believe me. I thought about not being able to call her this time. Sad

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yeah I guess, at times. Being a 1st grade teacher I can write pretty neatly when I want.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Salami!!!

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yes, I have a soon to be 2 year old crazy beagle named Daisy and an 8 year old Umbrella cockatoo named Snowball.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yeah totally. Smile

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? All the time!!!

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Heck no! I was born with bad plumbing when it comes to tonsils, ears and sinuses...LOL!

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Def. NOT!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Hmmm, that's hard. I really like all chocolate flavored cereals.

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Oooh Mari you have a cokatoo?! Does she talk? Is she a lot of work? I've had several parakeets and a lovebird and I miss my lovebird so much! I could never keep them alive for too long, my lovebird Max was only a couple years old when he died. :/ I would love to get another one someday.

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"tori729" wrote:

Oooh Mari you have a cokatoo?! Does she talk? Is she a lot of work? I've had several parakeets and a lovebird and I miss my lovebird so much! I could never keep them alive for too long, my lovebird Max was only a couple years old when he died. :/ I would love to get another one someday.

Yeah, but not as much as she should she is a little lazy. She loves to change up her name, she has made different variations. (snow, lolo, and just recently she changed it to snowblow) LMAO! When I'm talking on the phone she loves to say "what" and "huh" She is super friendly and loves to be rubbed. She's a little angel but the bad part is she is VERY VERY LOUD!! And sometimes it really gets to us. Sad As far as work, yes. She is VERY messy and dusty! So I have to be constantly cleaning up after her.

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Middle name is my grandmother's name

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? this morning

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? don't love it but don't hate it.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? salami

5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Dog and 2 guinea pigs (my kids pets, cant really stand them)

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yup Smile

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? No!!!!!! (hehe ok maybe sometimes)

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? no

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? honey bunches of oats

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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No not that i know of

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? my emotions and hormones have taken over, if i see something sad on tv i tear up lol

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT ?
That we can't eat unless its cooked Turkey
5. DO YOU HAVE PETS? Yes Cats, Dogs, Birds, and rabbits

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Of course:)

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? sometimes depends on the situation.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?No way too chicken

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Right now it the multigrain cheerios cause they don't upset my tummy.