Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Blue Berry or Cherry?


Okay, I’ve been under deadline pressure-the kind where you only allow yourself two potty breaks every five hours. Yeah, I’m holding my bladder to finish scenes, and then one of my good buddies, Francyne, sends me this email questionnaire. Sort of a . . . let’s get know each other better email, with a list of questions.

Now, first of all, Francyne has known me for over 20 years. I didn’t think there was anything she didn’t’ know about me. But then I start reading these questions and well…I’ll admit I’m not sure she does know all this stuff.

But the real question is: Why the heck does she really need to know this? I mean, what does one’s preference of blue berry or cherry tell you about a person? Are blue berry people better people that cherry people?

Nevertheless, Francyne’s email also came with a threat. If I didn’t answer, she was going to do it for me and send it out to everyone we knew and some people I didn’t know.

Now, I usually don’t answer these things, but . . . there was Francyne’s threat.

She doesn’t have a lot of dirt on me, but there was the time we were in the Luby’s Cafeteria in Tomball Texas, and the sheriff came in. He comes storming right to our table, accusing me of being a peeping tom. He’s shaking his handcuffs at me, causing a big scene, and threatening to arrest my butt.

Thing was, the sheriff was good buddies with Francyne’s husband. I figured it out pretty quickly, but to everyone in the cafeteria, I was a two-bit pervert peeping into men’s bathrooms. I’ll bet I was the talk of Tomball that day.

Anyway, because Francyne and her husband have been known to take things a bit far at times, I decided to answer the questions. But because I’m still under the gun of the deadline, I decided to just post my answers to Francyne’s list of get-to-know-me-better questions as my blog post.
So if you want to bitch about this post, I'll send you Francyne's and Richard's email.

But I'm sure you are all gonna be thrilled to know if I'm a blue berry or cherry person.
Anyway, what I’d like for you to do is pick a few of these questions, or all of them, and answer them. Come on, let's have just a little bit of fun, deadline, or no deadline.
Crime Scene Christie



1. What is your occupation? Nut case. Okay, writer.
2. What color are your socks right now? You are kinky, aren’t you?
3. What are you listening to right now? The television in the next room. My son left it on. Can I kill him?
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Something fat free. I swear it was.
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Only if my life depended on it and I no longer felt concern about anyone else’s life on the road.
6. What color would you be, if you were a color? Thin. That is a color, right? Okay, bright pink. (hmm, what does this say about a person?)
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Tom Cruise (I’m sure it was him, he didn’t say anything, but I still know it was him.)
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes, but I’m ticked at her for sending it. I’m supposed to be writing a blog.
9. How old are you today? 29. (I said I’d answer them, but I never agreed to tell the truth)
10. Favorite drink? Wine. Lots of it.
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? Frog gigging.
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Not on purpose.
13. Pets? I don't have time to answer this question, but . . . Four cats, one very elderly dog, two rats, one rabbit, 20 or so turtles, and an occasional raccoon and possum.
14. Favorite food? Anything fat free that doesn’t taste like cardboard.
15. Last movie you watched? The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Great movie.
16. Favorite Day of the year? The day I turn in this book.
17. What do you do to vent anger? Bury people in my compost pile.
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? My shovel.
19. What is your favorite, fall or spring? I’m gonna have to research that.
20. Cherry or Blueberry? Cherry (Now just exactly what does that tell someone about a person?) I mean, are the blueberry people better than the cherry people?
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Not if it comes with another list of questions.
22. Living arrangements? Outside of a county facility, without an ankle bracelet. (At least at this time.)
23. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday, when I thought about having to put my dog down.
24. Who is the friend you've had the longest that you are sending this to? You
25. Who is the friend you have had the shortest that you are sending this to? ?
26. What is a place you've never been, that you hope to see someday? Hmmm… Hell.
27. Why? People are always telling me I need to go there. (Actually, I want to see Italy.)
28. Favorite smell? A puppy. (I think it would have been more interesting to ask about the worse smell.)
29. Favorite board game? Operation. I loved sticking those tweezers into that naked guy. (Isn’t that scary?)
30. First concert that you ever attended? Hank Willians Jr. (Hey, it was free.)
31. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburger (Fat free, of course.)
32. Favorite Car? The kind with four wheels.
33. Favorite cat breed? House
34. Number of keys on your key ring? Three, one to my house, one to my car, and one to my compost pile.
35. How many years at your current job? You’re still trying to figure out how old I am, aren’t you?
36. Favorite day of the week? The day I get this book done!
37. How many states have you lived in? 3 and South America. State penitentiaries do count, right?
38. Favorite alcoholic drink, if any? If any? Seriously, don’t you know me better than that? Red Wine, in a big glass.
39. If you're old enough to remember, what is a favorite television show from the early 1970s? Duh, how old do you think I am?
40. What was the last thing that made you laugh? You, for thinking I had time to fill this out.
41. If you could be someone else for fifteen minutes, who would it be? What’s Brad Pitts wife’s name?
42. What’s the strangest food you’ve eaten? A fly, but not on purpose.

28 comments:

Jenyfer Matthews said...

You know I'm at a loose end when I take the time to do this on a blog!
But I'm still not going to answer all of them because no one is threatening me :)

What is your occupation? Mother, quilter, writer.

What color are your socks right now? Barefoot

What was the last thing that you ate? Chocolate cake

Favorite drink? Wine. Lots of it. ME TOO!!!

Favorite food? Do I have to pick only one??? First thought was cheese, second was bacon :)

Favorite smell? Rain

First concert that you ever attended? Foreigner (Hey, it was free.)

Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburger

Favorite alcoholic drink, if any? Red Wine, in a big glass. ME TOO :)

TessyG said...

Christi, no one can hit your level of humor, but I thought I'd answer a couple of questions from The Actor's Studio, since I will never be on it (not that I want to be on it, just that I want to answer the questions)!

What is your favorite word? Love

What is your least favorite word? Hate

What is your favorite sound? I heard a baby laughing uncontrollably in the store the other day and it reminded me of my kids when they were babies... you know when they laugh and can't catch their breath! It's just so innocent and beautiful.

What is your least favorite sound? Anything with a lot of base in it.

Keri Ford said...

What is your occupation? Mom and Writer

What are you listening to right now? Handy Manny on TV, My Friends Tigger and Pooh is up next. Did I mention I’m a mom?

What was the last thing that you ate? Cream of Wheat (nice and fat free) followed it was some strawberry/cheesecake bread (probably not so fat free so I figured I balanced out)

Can you drive a stick shift? Yes, it’s what I learned to drive on and is also my favorite vehicle ’89 (or ’87?, heck I’ve got a cold, who knows?) Toyota pickup

How old are you today? Uh, 43 :O)

Favorite drink? Water on the rocks…And I mean ICE! hehee, a little Roger Rabbit for you this morning. Yeah, cold really jamming my mind

Cherry or Blueberry? Depends on how we’re eating them

Favorite smell? Fresh cut grass…it’s so summery

Favorite board game? Monopoly. I’ve always been a money fan

How many years at your current job? Mom-a stretch over a year/writer-almost 3 years

MsHellion said...

You do not want to be Angelina Jolie right now. She's pregnant with twins. You would NOT be able to hold it for 15 minutes, let alone your current FIVE HOURS.


Favorite smell? Drakkar Noir (the real thing, not doused, preferably on a good looking guy...or at least a clean one.) Lilacs. Freshly dried sheets (Downy April Fresh)

Favorite alcoholic drink: Pain in the Ass (half pina colada, half rum runner)

Occupation: writer, secretary, Holder of All Knowledge (HAK)

Favorite food: Chinese food

Gemma Halliday said...

Lol! I love your answers. Since I just turned in my book (not to rub it in, CC), I'll play.

What is your occupation? beach bum and lifeguard ogling patrol

What color are your socks right now?
pink mary jane slippers with sparkly crystal buttons

What are you listening to right now? Silence. I love it.

What was the last thing that you ate? Does coffee count?

Last person you spoke to on the phone?
I can't remember his name. Seriously. I talked to like 4 different guys last night. That doesn't include the two "friendly" text message from numbers I don't recognize at all. Yeah, I still haven't got that throwaway phone yet.

~Gemma

bookmobiler said...

It possible you could have had more fun with this list, and some revenge, if you'd answered this as if you were Francyne. ;)

terrio said...

Fun answers. LOL! Your age shall forever remain a mystery.

Occupation? (depends on what time it is) Admin Assistant/Mother/Student/Writer

Last thing you ate? Wendy's fries. Fat free I'm sure.

First concert? Loverboy (and it was NOT free, I loved them)

And my stick shift answer is the exact same as yours. I could probably get to the emergency room, eventually. Other than that I'd rather walk.

Tori Lennox said...

I may have to do this one day when I'm stumped about a blog topic. Love your answers!!! :)

Christie Craig said...

Jenyfer,

Hmm...I'm trying to come up with a good threat. (smile)

Hey, I didn't know you were a quilter. My neighbor quilts. She loves it. She gave me a beautiful quilt and I love it.

Thanks for playing along.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Tessyg,

Love those questions and answers. The baby laugh being my favorite. I agree hearing a child's laughter is awesome.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Keri,

Love learning a bit more about you. Take care that baby. And I'm big fan of fresh cut grass too.

Thanks for posting.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Oh, Mshellion,

You are so right! I do not want to be pregnant with twins. Yoozy!

And this drink, Pain in the Ass, hmm, I might have to give it a whirl, hoping it doesn't give me one later.

Thanks for posting!

Crime Scene Christie a HAK wanna be.

Christie Craig said...

Gemma,

You have such a hard job!!

Congrats on getting the book done. How about coming over and helping me get this one whipped out?

You can give my heroine's some really nice shoes.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Bookmobiler,

That would have been funny, but to know Francyne is to fear her. She can brutal. Funny as heck, but brutal. Which is why I love her.

Crime Scene Christie

Christie Craig said...

Terrio,

I think we'd make a great pair with a straight shift. Unless, there's a lot of blood, walking is a better choice.

Crime Scene Christie

P.S. You sound like a busy girl.

Christie Craig said...

Tori,

Borrow away. Hey, we all need a few cheat sheets on occasion.

Thanks for stopping in.

Crime Scene Christie

nancykaybowden said...

Answering number eight. Christie, you are so funny! I miss you, and you're probably sitting at your computer eight blocks away writing another fabulous scene. Honest,
this blog was just the distraction I needed right now. (Don't get me started. The answer to number seven is "my son's middle school counselor.")

Christie Craig said...

Nancy,

Do you need to borrow a spot in my compost pile for either the counselor or the son?

You know I have spot available for all my buddies. I'll even loan you my shovel. I'll bet Suzan and Jody would help us, too.

Crime Scene Christie

Suzan Harden said...

Hey!

You guys can't bury Nancy's son in the compost pile! I need his hand-me-downs for my kid!

Oh, wait! I need to answer a question: What are you listening to right now? Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor

Francyne said...

I do NOT know Christie Craig. I'm thinking she's heard of me; my savoir-faire, my grace, my beauty, my ability to out lie her any day of the week. I did some research and I refuse to lie about her age...she's 47. Sure 'nuff, sugar. That's why she's on an upclose and personal friend of so many state jail keepers...all that lying about her age.

Francyne

Christie Craig said...

Suzan,

I guess we'll just have to find someone else to bury. But let's make it quick. I'm getting in the mood.

Hmmm...You and Madonna, huh? (smile)

Crime Scene Christie

Francyne said...

Just to prove I have the right attitude, here goes:
1. What is your occupation? Retired writer.
2. What color are your socks right now? I am sockless.
3. What are you listening to right now? A soap opera. R went to sleep during the news and I'm left with quivering violins.
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Grilled chicken with my brother & nephew @ Luby's.
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes, of course, grew up on the farm which menas, "Who had anything else?!!
6. What color would you be, if you were a color? Red
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Ol' R
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Very much!!
9. How old are you today? 70
10. Favorite drink? dt. coke/water
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? pro football
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Long, long ago when I was young enough to enjoy the outrageous results.
13. Pets? Ol' R, Karen and Sweet Baby Kait
14. Favorite food? Seafood/steak/Chinese
15. Last movie you watched? Something "old" on TV. I don't watch many movies...I'd rather read.
16. Favorite Day of the year? Christmas.
17. What do you do to vent anger? Sulk!
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? My rocking chair
19. What is your favorite, fall or spring? Spring
20. Cherry or Blueberry? Cherry
21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes, they owe me!!
22. Living arrangements? Just ol' R and me
23. When was the last time you cried? A few months ago when I saw a man humiliate his grandson in front of another grandson the same age.
24. Who is the friend you've had the longest that you are sending this to? Wayne
25. Who is the friend you have had the shortest that you are sending this to? Tami
26. What is a place you've never been, that you hope to see someday? Florida
27. Why? Just wanna see it from the top to the bottom.
28. Favorite smell? A baby's neck.
29. Favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit...or is that even a board game
30. First concert that you ever attended? Elvis and got his autograph.
31. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburgers
32. Favorite Car? I'd love to have a low fast sports car, any make.
33. Favorite cat breed? One that Christie keeps at her house.
34. Number of keys on your key ring? I have 2 key rings, one has 1 key, the other has 2.
35. How many years at your current job? 6 weeks.
36. Favorite day of the week? Monday
37. How many states have you lived in? 4-OK, TX, MA, CA
38. Favorite alcoholic drink, if any? Virgin Bloody Mary
39. If you're old enough to remember, what is a favorite television show from the early 1970s? I'm too old to remember! ;-) Baretta and Rockford Files
40. What was the last thing that made you laugh? My daughter's answer to this question (she's a pre-K teacher): Joe said, "What the h*ll!"(He's 4)

Christie Craig said...

Francyne,

What can I say, I learned to lie from the best.

But about this telling of my age. Girl, I roomed with you too many times for you to go telling secrets about me. I got a few, too, you know. (smile)

See what I mean about her scaring me, guys?

Crime Scene Christie

Ms Terry back home in Gadsden Alabama said...

thing about these get to know your friends questions and answers.
I always look to see if im on the list of being the person who is least likly to send it to someone else. Usually I am so I guess my friends know me pretty well.

christie , I feel I know you so much better after reading your answers. LOL

Christie Craig said...

Oh, I'm sure Terry.

Now you know I'm more of a Cherry gal.

CC

Wendy Roberts said...

LOL I'm a little late to this party but I loved reading your answers! I'm under deadline too but I'll answer this on my blog when I come up for air :)

Christie Craig said...

Wendy,

Always better late than never.

CC

Faye Hughes said...

This looked like it was a lot of fun. Too bad I missed the party yesterday. (Power outage all day; it was like the world stopped orbiting the sun or something. lol.)

Now, to answer a few of the questions . . .

What is your occupation: Writer, trainer

What color are your socks right now? Um . . . they're going to get harder, aren't they? Okay, I'm not wearing socks right now.

What was the last thing you ate? Chicken enchilada suiza from LC

Favorite drink? Diet Coke, green tea

Favorite food?Popcorn, prolly

Favorite smell?Rain. Kittens. Puppies. But not kittens and puppies in the rain. (eww.)

First concert that you ever attended?Billy Joel. (I kept saying, "Billy who?" the whole time, too.)

Faye