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06 November 2006

48 Things for my 48th Birthday

48 Things You Could Care Less About... But It's My Birthday and I'll Meme if I Want To!

Dsc089121. FIRST NAME?  Victoria -- my friends call me Vicki, or Vick; my brother called me Ficki when he was little and my little sister Gicki, and now my brother sometimes calls me Gick.

Dsc089132. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?  As I recall, my dad had a friend in school whose mother was named Vicki/Victoria.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?  I cry all the time.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?  No.  I'm usually in a hurry or my hand is stiff or my wrist hurts -- and it shows.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT?   Ham.  I like bologna, too, but I always get the hiccups when I eat a bologna sandwich.


7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL?  If my blog counts, and I don't know why it wouldn't, especially since I seem to go on and on sometimes about all kinds of things, probably more than I should, then yes.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?  I do!  All of my sibings do, and so do all of my children!

Dsc089299. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?  Absolutely not (this answer stolen verbatim from Ann).

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?  Post Great Grains with Raisins, Dates, & Pecans.



13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?  Coffee (with chunks of chocolate).

14. SHOE SIZE?  9.

15. RED OR PINK?  Red.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?  My lack of motivation, drive, passion.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?  My grandparents.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?  WHAT FOOD WILL GET YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?*  Tums.  Does that count?  That's about the only thing I get up for in the middle of the night.  ; )  When I was pregnant with Katie, I used to get up and eat Oreos... 10 of them -- dunked in milk, of course.

Dsc0891819. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?  Light burnt orange v-neck with 3/4-sleeves and a black vest, blue jeans, yellow-orange socks, black shoes.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE?  Oooh, yum... one of the birthday donuts for work (it had chocolate on it).


22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?  Blue-gray (discontinued).

23. FAVORITE SMELL?  Line-dried laundry.  (Next favorite?  Something baking in the oven.)

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?  Madeleine... and then the high school attendance office.



27. FAVORITE DRINK?  Do I have a favorite drink?  I guess I've most recently ordered either beer or a margarita of the alcohol variety.  Otherwise, Caffeine-free Diet Coke.

28. FAVORITE SPORT? Football.

Dsc0893129. EYE COLOR? Hazel.

30. HAT SIZE?  I have no idea, but not small.  I don't wear hats much.

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?  No.  I used to -- I had extended wear contacts around the time of Katie's birth and wore them for her entire first year.  Then something happened to them and I never replaced them.

32. FAVORITE FOOD?  Lasagna.

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?  Definitely not scary.  I like the ones that make you wonder what's going to happen next, and also the ones that make my heart fill and the tears spill.

35. SUMMER OR WINTER?  Spring.

36. HUGS OR KISSES?  Foot rubs.

37. FAVORITE DESSERT?  Almost anything with chocolate as the main ingredient.

38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?  WHAT SIDE OF THE BED DO YOU SLEEP ON AND WHY?*  If you're in the bed, I'm on your right.  Why?  Because I'm right-handed and hubby is left-handed?  It's closer to the door (though, since we rearranged, further from the bathroom and that's really more important)?

39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE THE DECISION TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE A FAMILY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING TODAY?*  This is deep, really, really deep.  I think I shall expound on all the possibilities presented herein in an entirely separate post.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?  The Memory Keeper's Daughter

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?  Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Time Warner Cable

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV?  Sunday Night Football -- Colts vs. Patriots.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS?  Children singing.


45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME?  Home has been so many places, it's kind of hard to say...  I'm going to say Albuquerque, NM.

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT?  Keeping my cool.

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?  I believe I'm the last person on the internet to do this; first seen at Cara's and Ann's.  I've been holding out.

*Thanks to Ann for providing me with three replacement questions.  ; )

Happy Birthday to Me!!  I had a most excellent, fun, and relaxing weekend, which culminated in the baking of a birthday cake and making of homemade lasagna to share with my husband and kids and mom and stepdad.  Then I wrapped my youngest in duct tape.


A little bird named Margene sent me over to wish you Happy Birthday, and its still early on my coast, so I am hoping its a long and happy day for you. Fun to learn more random stuff about you.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! November birthday babies are clearly the coolest ;)

Happy Birthday Baby!! hope you have a day as great as you are .....

.... and I for one, would like to hear more about your sex life if the 'handedness' of the two of you was taken into consideration when chosing sides of the bed. ;)

What the fuck is Ann talking about? Her mind is always in the gutter.

Anyway, HAVE A FANFUCKINGTASTIC DAY my friend. If you were closer, my darling half- pint, I'd be hugging you till you hurt.


Happy birthday!

Happy birthday! Isn't today the BEST birthday??

happy birthday! have an awesome day!

Happy Birthday Vicky! Many many many more!!!

Have a lovely Birthday, Vicki

Have a very Happy Birthday Vicki!!!

What Cara said! May you have a wonderful day full of joy and all things good...very good;-)


"Then I wrapped my youngest in duct tape."

That's always the highlight of my birthday celebrations, too!

Have a Happy Birthweek! (we like to extend our celebrations for at least a week -- otherwise, they're over too fast!)

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Today is a great day to have been born! It is also my granddaughter's 5th birthday. Have a great one Vicki!

I already e-mailed you but I will say it again. Happy BIRTHDAY!

Happy, happy day, Vicki dear!

Happy, happy birthday, Baby! My fave food is lasagne too, mine! Aw shoot, now I'm hungry. Hope your good birthday vibes spill all over your whole week!

happy birthday!
Glad you had a nice weekend with your daughter. I wish knitting and yarn for your special day!

Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!!!

Have a wonderfully happy birthday!!

Happy Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Again! Love you! And the meme is great. I like the replacement questions way better than the originals. I haven't done it yet, either.

Happy Birthday!

Have a fantastic day, Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday! Oh, and pass the duct tape.


And you get to celebrate with a Fantasy win too! :)

Here, have more HAPPY BIRTHDAY - you deserve it!

Happy Birthday!!!!! It's my DH's too!

Happy Birthday!

Happy, Happy Birthday! Scorpio's Rock! I really love your replacement questions.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Vicki!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!!!

Many, many happy returns of the glorious day!

Happy birthday!!

Best wishes for happy birthdays for the rest of your life!! :)

Happy Birthday!

oooh lasagna, I might have to make some of that for the birthday month.

Have a happy!!

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite blog friends! I loved reading your list, so much of it is exactly what I would have said. I hope your day is as excellent as you are! Mwah!

Happy, happy, happy birthday Vicki!

Happy Birthday Vicki. I very much enjoyed the old photos interspersed in the meme. Scan, scan, scan...

Many happy returns on the day! Isn't that how they say it on Pooh? Sounds like you had a blast already. Happy Birthday!!!

No, you are not the last: I haven't done it, I haven't decided yet. Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday deeeaaaaarrr Vickiiiii!!
Happy Birthday to Yoooooouuuuu!!!!!

I loaded up a llama with a chocolate cake this morning and pointed him in your direction. Then I slapped him on the rear and shouted "HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKI!" and he took off. (I lit the candles, so hopefully he didn't dawdle.) He should be arriving shortly....

I shall be ever so happy to do that meme on my 48th Birthday - but everyone will have to wait until May!

Cara dropped your name/link/birthday and, even though you have no idea who I am (nor does Cara, for that matter!), I decided to come by and wish you a happy day! So, without further ado

Happy Birthday to you!!

"We turn not older with years but newer every day." ~ Emily Dickenson

May you have many many blessings on your birthday Vicki!

Lasagna--you are like Garfield!! :) Happy Birthday Vicki!!

Happy Birthday!

I'll leave you with my favorite birthday greeting.

(animated clapping) This is your birthday song!
It isn't very long!(end clapping)

As always, I'm more than fashionably late to this party, but HAPPY happy Birthday! xoxox

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