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Animated Amalthea

Honest Answers

Something else to do while I have the fan blasting at me.

Can you answer these questions without lying?

1 What's the last thing you put in your mouth?

Chocolate pie my friend Kristin brought with the meal she brought us.

2 Have you ever kissed anyone named Matthew?
Why yes. I have a son named Matthew.

3 Where was your profile picture taken?
My profile pictures on facebook? We were on the couch in the play room.

4 Who was the last person you rode in a car with under the age of 20?
Kat (4) and Matthew (3)

5 Can you play Guitar Hero?
I've never tried, but I doubt it.

6 Last time you walked further than a block?
Uh...probably when we were in New York in June. I've had surgery recently. Walking isn't something I can do easily right now.

7 Name someone that made you laugh today?
Probably Kurt being silly.

8 How late did you stay up last night and why?
I think midnight. We were watching some episodes from Season 4 of LOST for the first time.

9 If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Yes, Olney, Maryland, though I do like Denton, love my church family (both close and extended), and would miss them as well as the activities I do here.

10 Ever been kissed under fireworks?

11 Do you believe ex's can be friends?
It depends (I like this answer)

12 Do you like calling or texting better?
Definitely calling.

13 How do you feel about Diet Dr Pepper?
It's better than Diet Coke, though I rarely drink soda pop.

14 When was the last time you cried really hard?
Last week when I was in so much pain after the surgery and the medication the doc prescribed didn't do anything for it.

15 Where is your biological father right now?
Somewhere in Georgia. I'm not sure where. We haven't spoken in almost three years.

16 Where are you at right now?

17 What bed did you sleep in last night?
One of our couches (given to us by Kristin and Jared!) because sleeping on the bed just isn't comfortable for me right now. *sigh*

18 What was the last thing someone bought for you?
chocolate that Kurt got me at the store.

19 Who took your profile picture?
I did with the timer on my camera.

20 Who was the last person you took a picture of?
my children most likely.

21 Was yesterday better than today?
Um...I think it's better to speak in hours rather than days at the moment.

22 Can you live for a day without TV?
Oh yes.

23 Are you a bad influence?
I think we all are at times.

24 What items could you not go without during the day?
My water bottle

25 Would you share a drink with a stranger?
Er...you mean drink the same drink? Or one they gave to me? Probably not unless I saw where it came from.

26 Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Myself? Probably Mindy when she had Anya.

27 What does the last text message in your inbox say?
I'm not sure. I think it's from Kurt telling me to call him before I leave from where ever it was I was leaving on a day before the surgery. Maybe from Aikido.

28 What are you wearing?
Shorts, t-shirt, underwear, scrunchie.

29 How many times have you been pulled over by the police?
Lessee, once for speeding, once for not having my lights on (at night, but it was a brightly lit place)...um...I think that's it.

30 If we were to look in your inbox, what would we find?
Depends on which inbox. one has a lot, one only has a few.

31 Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! No.

32 What song is stuck in your head?
Amazingly, nothing at the moment. That is very, very rare.

33 Someone knocks on your window at 2 am, who do you want it to be?
One of my friends trying to get to me before the media does because I just won the biggest lottery ever. Of course, I'd have to play the lottery for that to happen...

34 Who was your last missed call on your cell phone?
Um...I think my mother in law. I don't feel like getting up to check.

35 Can you handle the truth?
I prefer the truth to lies.

36 What was the last book you read?
"Fool Moon" by Jim Butcher. That's the last one I'm finished. I'm working on "Lord of the Flies" atm.

37 Is there something you always wear?
A scrunchie? Underwear?

38 Have you ever crawled through a window?
Yes. Jacob can tell you about that.

39 What's something that can always make you feel better?
kurt hugging me.

40 What do you want right now?
To cool down and have the ants go away.

41 Look behind you, what do you see?
A window.

42 Have you ever worked in a food place?
No, I never have.

43. Can you answer all these questions honestly?
Yes. I find it hard to see why someone couldn't.
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Four Things

I've been tagged several times, might as well do it, right? :)


Four names that people call me:
1. Amanda
2. Mommy
3. Manda-pooh (mother in law)
4. Mom

Four jobs I have had:
1. Gopher at a veterinarian office
2. Castmember at a Disney Store
3. Dingaling for the Salvation Army
4. Support Technician, level one and level two for DecisionOne, outsourced by various internet service providers.

Four movies I would watch more than once...and have.
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. The Last Unicorn
3. The Slipper And The Rose
4. Shall We Dance (original Japanese version, the good version)

Four places I have lived:
1. Decatur, GA
2. Galesburg, IL
3. Bryan/College Station, Texas
4. Denton, TX

Four people who email me regularly
1. Cali
2. Jane
3. Kaysea (Karen)
4. Ainsley

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Chocolate
2. curry
3. cheese
4. Mexican

Four places I'd like to be right now:
1. Maryland with my inlaws
2. Georgia to visit relatives
3. Home without having to go anywhere for a good solid two weeks
4. Japan

Four things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Going to Maryland in June
2. Hopefully going to my first quilt retreat
3. Christmas
4. Time with various friends and family

Four TV shows that I watch:
1. Lost (a year behind because we don't get stations and have to wait til it comes on DVD)
2. Desperate Housewives (see above disclaimer)
3. Heroes (see above disclaimer)
4. Arrested Development (we've seen the first season anyway, see above disclaimer)

Four People who I think will do their own "Four Things" (no idea, but definitely NOT Jared)
2. Karen
3. Abby
4. Mindy
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44 Things

44 ODD Things about you! If you opened this, FILL IT OUT! Learn 44 things about
your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you!


1. Do you like Bleu Cheese?: In small doses, Generally I like it in dressing and cooked.

2. Have you ever been drunk?: Yep. Yes, I've been very stupid in the past.

3. Do you own a gun?: No, but I wouldn't mind learning to shoot. Looking closer at having a taser instead, though.

4. What flavor of Kool-Aid was your favorite?: Punch and grape.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?: Nope.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?: They're okay occasionally as long as it's a good brand.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?: Miracle on 34th Street.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?: Water

9. Can you do push ups?: Yes. Amazing to some people, I know, but I truly can. I can do about 10-15.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?: My wedding rings though I'm unable to wear them at the moment.

11. Favorite hobby?: Quilting and singing.

12. Do you have A.D.D.?: No, I have ADHD. :)

13. What's your favorite shoe?: My slippers

14. Middle name?: Lee

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?: I'm full, dinner was good, children will be going to bed soon.

16. What are 3 drinks you normally drink?: Water, water, and water. Other drinks are just on occasion.

17. Current worry?: Paying debt.

18. Current hate right now?: Debt

20. How did you bring in the New Year?: Um...stayed home...can't remember what we did. Nothing special.

21. Where would you like to go? JAPAN! And of course, other countries. New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, France, China, Korea....ALL over!

22. Name three people who will complete this? I might be able to convince Kurt, perhaps Mary, and maybe Katherine.

23. Do you own slippers?: Yes.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?: Purple shirt with a fairy and tiny dragon on it.

25. Do you like sleeping on Satin sheets?: I've never had that experience, but I do love satin!

26. Can you whistle?: Yes.

27. Favorite color?: Green, purple, and silver.

28. Would you be a pirate?: Not in real life. Don't mind writing that as a character. :)

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?: Anywhere from hymns to opera.

30. Favorite Girl's Name?: Oh gosh...Sarah Katherine, Rebekah, Elisabeth

31. Favorite boy's name?: Matthew, Luke

32. What's in your pocket right now?: Paper, crayons and tissues. Less than normal.

33. Last thing that made you laugh?: Not sure. Probably Kurt.

34. Best bed sheets as a child?: I have no idea. I never paid attention to that sort of thing.

35. Worst injury you've ever had as a child? A sprain where I damaged my tendons, had to have physical therapy, and was on crutches for 2.5 months.

36. Do you love where you live?: I could live here for the rest of my life if I had to, but I'd rather be up North.

38. Who is your loudest friend? Er...Dunno...Kirsti? Most of my friends aren't what I would consider 'loud'.

39. How many dogs do you have? None. We have six cats currently. Rescue kitten is going to a new home on Monday.

40. Does someone have a crush on you?: Hubby!

41. What is your favorite book?: The Secret Garden

42. What is your favorite candy?: Cadbury Caramel Eggs

43. Favorite Sports Team? Don't really care.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral?: What Wondrous Love Is This
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25 more things about me

Since I've been tagged multiple times, I guess I'll do this multiple times.

1. I was reading at third grade level by the time I was in kindergarten. It wasn't that I was any smarter than anyone else, I was just a voracious reader.

2. I think I have an extremely mild case of dyslexia. I sometimes forget which way the S is suppose to be written. Most of the time when I read something, my brain mixes up words or leaves them out completely. This makes sentences take on completely different meanings. This is one of the reason why I have to read things for school multiple times.

3. For the last four years I've suffered from intermittent stomach issues. I found out a couple of months ago that I have a hernia that has developed around my C-Section scar. We're not sure how long it's been there, but it is possibly the culprit of my issues.

4. I've never broken a bone in my body. I've sprained my right ankle three times (the second time was bad enough I damaged my tendons and had to have physical therapy). I've also had a bleacher fall on my right foot. It didn't break, not even hairline, but I did have to walk on crutches for about a week.

5. I LOVE to write but am extremely insecure about my writing.

6. I actually prefer writing with other people. I love not being able to tell what all the characters are going to do or how they are going to react.

7. If I gave in to my fears, I would never set foot out of this household.

8. I have to mentally prepare myself before I go to places with crowds. If the crowd is larger than expected, I go into 'panic' mode. My husband has been witness to this - probably more times than he cares to have experienced.

9. I get mean when I'm tired or panicky and I hate it.

10. I started taking Judo in 2005. I stopped while pregnant with my son, then started back up about 6-8 weeks after my C-Section with him.

11. When the women's class at the Judo Club was cancelled, Kurt found out about a dojo that teachers Aikido. I started studying it in May of 2007. I love it.

12. I'm currently a second degree brown belt in Aikido, but I really don't feel like I should have that high of a belt.

13. I was an enormous idiot my first year or so of college. I wish I could go back and throttle myself.

14. I never tried lobster before Kurt took me out to Red Lobster one evening when we were courting. I love it. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

15. I have a pretty strong stomach when it comes to things. I watched excerpts of a brain surgery while eating dinner one evening back in high school. I wanted to be able to watch the doctors perform my C-Sections when I had them, but they don't have mirrors for doing that. I was rather bummed. I did get to see a video of one online though and thought that was pretty cool.

16. I really want to learn how to ballroom dance. Swing, Paso doble, Rumba, Samba...but we haven't the time or the money.

17. Despite the issues that have arisen from having to have C-Sections, I still want at least one more child biologically.

18. I also want to adopt a child - an older child rather than a baby. I have yet to convince Kurt of this. I still have a few more years to work on him though.

19. I refuse to get any of my cats declawed. It's NOT like removing a fingernail. The equivalent of declawing a cat is like cutting off a third of one's fingers. Seriously. Bone is removed.

20. We have a fish tank. I really want a saltwater fish tank, but I know it's a lot of work and we just don't have the time right now.

21. I really really really really really really really want to go back to Japan.

22. I would still love to be a voice in an animated feature - especially a musical!

23. I'm considering making recordings of me reading books and giving them to people with children. I'm just not sure when to find the time to do this.

24. I want to learn how to play the bagpipes. Maybe I'll get a chanter this year. But when will I practise?

25. I turn 31 this month but honestly, I don't feel like I'm mature enough to be that age.
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25 Things About Me

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

1. I actually can trace my interest in martial arts Japanese back to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
2. I used to write fan fiction before I even knew what fan fiction was.
3. The first fan fiction I wrote for was for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The second - Disney's "Gargoyles"
4. I met my husband online through an online Vampire Roleplaying chatroom. We played White Wolf's "Vampire: The Masquerade as well as Vampire: The Dark Ages and Werewolf: The Apocalypse
4. I still roleplay, but it's all done through PBEMs these days.
5. I love to play video games, I just don't have enough time to do so.
6. I used to make dream catchers.
7. I like to cook, I just hate to clean.
8. I have three siblings, but was pretty much an only child. I was from my father's second marriage and the only child from that marriage.
9. I used to not really like men. I didn't have a very good role model until I started going to church in 7th/8th grade and my pastor became my father figure.
10. Despite my pastor's influence, I refused to say I would ever 'obey' a guy until I met Kurt and he lived by example and showed me what it truly meant.
11. I still have trouble with obeying.
12. For as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a vet. I changed my mind when I realised I didn't think I could put animals to sleep.
13. I think I could handle putting animals to sleep now, but my life has changed completely.
14. When I stopped taking Japanese classes, I had started to think and dream in Japanese. Now I can barely hold a conversation.
15. I've sung in at least 10 different languages, including English.
16. If I were offered the chance to live in Japan, I would very seriously consider it.
17. I wish my inlaws could live with us.
18. I find I get along better with my inlaws than I do with most of my biological family.
19. I still miss my cat, Patches, who died at the age of 14 in 2001.
20. I still sometimes cry when I think about Patches.
21. I wish I could have lived closer to my maternal grandmother when she was still alive.
22. I've gotten tired of my mother's lying to me and refuse to give her any more slack.
23. I sometimes wonder what things would be like if certain things changed, but I'm glad that things turned out the way they did.
24. I love my family so much it hurts.
25. I'm over emotional and it bugs me.

Tag...anyone who wishes to do it. I'd love to learn more about all of those who haven't done this yet!
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Only one anonymous person asked me questions after I posted here. No more takers?

Not feeling well. blar.

Here are the questions:

1) What is your favorite season? If I had to choose only one, probably Autumn. I just love the colours and it's cooler, but not freezing (usually). I miss the colours of Autumn. Spring comes a close second.

2) What is your biggest frustration as a linux user?: Well, to be honest, I haven't had as much time to play around with and learn it as I would like. Children kind of take up my time. :) So my frustration is I can't as easily diagnose and fix problems.

3) What is something you have trouble entrusting to God? Hm. Lots of things. I worry too much. I worry something bad will happen to Kurt while he's driving, or my children, or me. I worry about not having enough money to pay bills, I worry about our debt getting out of hand. I need to let go of these things, I know.

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We had split pea soup tonight and I guess my stomach just decided it didn't want to like it. :( I don't feel well at the moment.

List 10 things you love that start with the letter given to you. Taken from tigger54 who gave me C (list is not necesarily in order).

1. cats
2. children
3. computers (when I don't hate them, that is) :)
4. choir
5. Christmas
6. carols
7. chocolate
8. corn
9. Christ
10. crepe myrtles

If you want a letter, comment, and I'll give you one too.