Sunday, January 06, 2008

A New Year's meme

Thanks to Cooper at Cooper's Corridor for this meme. I have been waiting for a while to do this, and now with a little quiet and red wine, I present:

Were you named after somebody?
Yes. I was actually named after my father's father. Dan Wesley Meredith.

When was the last time you cried?
Today. at approximately 3:45 pm when Marcus called me to let me know that Baby Lane and Jen were all okay. Tears of relief and joy. Also tears of joy to learn that Baby Lane was a BOY!

Do you like your handwriting?
I like my handwriting. Others love it. When I am writing really fast and carelessly, that is when I get the most compliments. I wish that I had that wonderful print that architects have on blueprints.

What is your favourite lunch meat?
Ham on wheat with whole grain dijon mustard. And maybe a little swiss cheese thrown in for good measure.

Do you have kids?
No. I live vicariously through my friends.

If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
I would probably think that I was too absentminded. And as infrequently as I telephone my friends...I would have cussed me out long ago....

Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes. They are in there somewhere. I guess.

Would you bungee jump?
Yes. I would probably love it. I am not scared of heights, but when I look down, it does make the back of my legs feel funny.

What is your favourite cereal?
I don't really eat cereal. But I sometimes like Oatmeal Raisin Crisp. It looks like Puppy Chow. I also eat something Honey and Oat-ey when Justen gets it. Maybe it is the one with clusters...

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Do you think you are strong?
Emotionally I feel weak. Physically I feel strong. All though I "feel" emotionally weak, I have been through more than any one person should ever go through, and come out okay. So sometimes I feel like I am the strongest person that I know. But in a very sensitive way. Does that make sense?

What is your favourite ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip. Also I once had a gelato that tasted like a cannoli and it was amazing.

What is the first thing you notice about people?
Their eyes, and whether they make eye contact when they talk to you. I second that answer, Cooper.

Red or pink?
Red. Red is the color of passion. Fire. The South.

What is the least favourite physical thing about yourself?
I am about 6'2". but my legs are only about 28" long. Isn't that weird?

Who do you miss the most?
Granny J. She passed away in May, and I still can't talk about it.

What colour pants and shoes are you wearing?
I am not wearing pants or shoes. I am inside. Who wears shoes in their house? I am wearing the robe that Justen gave me.

What was the last thing you ate?
McDonalds. Cheeseburger and Fries. God, I am embarrassed.

What are you listening to right now?
I am listening to the silence of the apartment at 2 am. Even though I live in NYC, this neighborhood: Astoria, is so quiet sometimes that it is scary.

Favourite smells?
Coffee. Sandalwood. Lavender. Ylang Ylang. Sage. The smell of skin.

Favourite sport to watch?
Gymnastics, Diving, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and Alabama Football.

Hair colour?
Light brown. Someone told me today that my hair was "ash blonde". I asked if they were high.

Eye colour?
Blue. But more on the grey side of blue. Most times. Sometimes I can be a little Greenish. I have always wanted brown eyes.

Favourite Food?
Fresh Tomatoes. Sweet Potatoes. and Bacon.

What colour shirt are you wearing?
I’m not. (me either, Cooper. See above)

Winter or summer?
Winter. I feel like I am an energyless melting puddle in summer unless I am in or near water. I am one of those weird creatures who actually loves snow and cold. Snow-shrouded forest and silvery moonlit mountains …the crackling of a wood fire …the utter peace and purity and loveliness of winter. (this answer was Cooper's. It was so beautiful I left it) I love Winter too!!! Everyone looks so much cuter with a little bit of "winter" on them. I wish I had a place to have a fire. One day.......

Favourite dessert?
I love red velvet cake. pound cake. chocolate. pumpkin cheesecake....all of these things I can make home made. mmmmmm. Also, my sweet potato casserole is pretty much dessert too.

Hugs or kisses?
Kisses are where it is at. I love boyfriend kisses and puppy kisses too. Also, I love when people greet each other with cheek kisses. I love kisses!

What book are you reading now?
Sadly, my attention span does not allow me to read books. I did re-read my friend Scott Heim's Mysterious Skin. wow.

What is on your mouse pad?
I haven't a mouse pad.

What did you watch on TV last night?
Project Runway. (It was on the TiVo)

Favourite Sound?
Laughter. Quiet. I love it when it is so quiet that it is deafening. I also love to hear water. I am a Pisces. So there is always water in my life somewhere. I also love to hear the flicker of a candle. The most comforting sounds I hear daily are the breath of Naomi and Justen when they are sleeping. (Naomi is our dog)

Do you have a special talent?
Yes. A select few know what said talent is.

Where were you born?
Montgomery, Alabama.

If you for any reason want to also do this meme, comment and let me know!!
Happy New Year!


Cooper said...

Daniel, thanks for your kind words. Beautiful answers. What is red velvet cake? It sounds so lovely and intriguing? Also, I'd really like your recipe for sweet potato casserole!

Eileen said...

I am also a Pisces, and I also love mint chocolate chip ice cream! Cosmic twins!

Happy new year!


Castle of Stink said...

I'm doing this meme on my blog since I've neglected it lately and I like the tone of this meme!

Social Citizen said...

I love this! I would like to do one.