OK, I'll play.
Sharon-Marie (and yes, I do go by both, please; it's my complete first name)
~ Current Location:
The Dallas area
~ Starting Weight:
340lbs; circa mid-to-late 1980's
~ Goal Weight
I don't have a specific "final" goal weight.
~ When do you want to reach your goal by:
N/A (see above)
~ When is your birthday:
Sometime between January 1st and December 31st
~ Eye Color:
~ Hair Color:
Some reddish brown, some light brown, a bit of silver, white and even translucent
~ Piercings or tattoos:
Yes, no, maybe
~ Single or taken:
~ Right Hand / Left hand :
Depends on what I'm doing; I'm somewhat ambidextrous, sometimes left-hand, although mostly right-handed.
~ Any pets:
Lizzee is our 5-year old golden retriever / chow, and Echo is our 15-year old beagle / border collie
~ Your greatest strength:
"I can do ALL things through Him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)
~ Your Weakness:
Me; I can trip me up quicker than anyone or anything else can.
I don't have a lot of "favorites" of things, but . . .
~ Favorite color: Greens and pinks
~ Favorite flower: White roses
~ 5 favorite movies and one you wouldn't want anyone to find out about:
The five: "Sound of Music", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Gone With the Wind", "Shawshank Redemption" and "Men of Honor"
The one: Well . . . uhm . . . if I told the thread, then it wouldn't be a secret anymore, would it?
(BTW, that's pretty much my standard response when asked any type of similar question).
~ Favorite holiday:
St. Patrick's Day
~ Your favorite pizza toppings:
Black olives and onions
~ Favorite guilty pleasure:
I don't believe in guilty pleasures; live life, enjoy it and go on. Try to avoid things that cause guilt; it's counter-productive.
~ Favorite cartoon character:
~ Your favorite food:
Depends on my mood at any given moment; but I prefer high-quality food, free of chemicals, unnecessary additives and colorings.
~ Favorite Ice cream flavor:
Pure, unadulterated vanilla (and made with real vanilla beans and no corn syrup, chemicals nor anything else that is unnecessary)
~ Favorite subject(s) in school:
Creative writing, English, History, Anatomy & Physiology
~ Favorite candy:
I don't eat "manufactured" candy.
I do enjoy my homemade brownies and carrot cake, though (neither of which are "candy"; but there ya go).
~ Favorite breakfast cereal:
I don't eat breakfast cereal.
~ Favorite person in your life:
~ Favorite book of all time:
~ Favorite song:
~ Favorite place to be :
Actual place? Jackson, WY
Spiritual place? HIS Peace & HIS Joy
~ Favorite TV show:
Currently its, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
(I don't watch a lot of tv; and none of it is "current").
~ Your Favorite number:
~ Your favorite letter(s) of the alphabet:
Interesting question. I don't have a favorite, though.
(BTW, I'm a calligrapher)
~ Favorite fast food restaurant:
I'm more of a make-it-from-scratch person and really prefer to avoid fast-food restaurants.
I'm picky about the ingredients in the food I eat.
WHICH DO YOU PREFER
~ Chocolate or Vanilla:
It depends on a few variables.
~ Alcoholic or non:
I can safely say that I am not an alcoholic. :)
~ Scary movies or comedies:
Between the two, comedies; but I'd rather watch a musical or a mystery drama.
~ Short or long hair:
~ Croutons or bacon bits:
Neither one; although if the bacon is real bacon that's been crumbled, I might use some of that; but not always.
~ Beach or lake:
Lake . . . in the mountains
~ Single or Group Dates:
I don't think my husband would appreciate my dating on any level, and I'm not interested in doing so, anyway. :)
~ Pepsi or Coke:
Neither one; I don't drink soda.
~ Starbucks or elsewhere:
Elsewhere; I prefer to drink coffee; not brewed burnt beans.
~ Dogs or cats:
~ Do you smoke:
~ Do you sing:
My joyful noises are definitely very joyful (to me).
~ Do you want to get married:
No; I want to stay married to my husband.
~ Do you believe in yourself:
To an extent . . . I believe in me, *through* Our Lord.
~ Do you get along with your parents:
Both of my parents are deceased; my father died 20+ years ago, and my mother died almost 40 years ago.
~ Do you want children:
Not at this stage in my life; I'm enjoying being a grandmother. :)
~ Do you drink:
~ Do you like to travel by plane:
When it's a matter of time, it's ok; I prefer leisurely road trips, though.
~ Do you still watch cartoons on Saturday morning:
Oh my word; I haven't watched Saturday morning cartoons in more than 3 decades.
Do you have a teddy bear:
Yes. I also have a Panda Bear, a few stuffed moose and even a stuff penguin (all gifts with special meanings to them).
~ Do you like thunderstorms:
~ Do you play an instrument:
~ Do you consider yourself a party person or more apt to stay at home
Both; I love to host parties at my house.
HAVE YOU EVER
~ Have you ever fired a gun:
~ Have you ever loved someone:
Love is what makes the world go round. It has been my great privilege to love and be loved by many people, for a variety of reasons.
~ Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to:
I'm sure I have; probably even more than once.
~ Have you ever cried for no reason:
No. My tears can flow quite freely, but there's always a reason behind them. For example, exquisite beauty can even drive me tears.
~ Have you ever cut your own hair:
Yes; I prefer not to, however.
~ Have you ever skipped school:
~ Have you ever bungee jumped:
No; and I have no plans to do so, neither.
I wouldn't mind para-sailing, though.
~ Have you ever punched someone:
Yes; in jest.
SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE MATURE
~ List your top fears:
I'm going to pass on this, as I don't believe in focusing on one's fears.
~ What bill do you hate paying the most:
I don't "hate" anything.
Plus, I absolutely *love* to pay my bills . . . I was once in a terrible financial situation (for quite a long while) where I was unable to pay any of my bills. It's an extreme pleasure to not be "there" anymore. I get truly tickled when I sit down to pay bills now. It's a huge Praise for me.
~ What did you want to be when you were growing up: Wildlife photographer, Journalist, Special Education Teacher, Wife & Mother, a few other things I'm sure.
~ What errand/chore do you despise:
I'm not wild about weeding. Fortunately, Tex loves weeding, so that difference between us works out well for me. :)
~ A secret that you wouldn't mind everyone knowing: Well, as I said before, if I tell a secret (especially on the web of world wideness), then it's no longer a secret and the question would remain unanswered.
~ How many joints pop when you get out of bed in the morning:
None that I know of.
~ What do you get every time you go into a Wal-Mart :
I try to avoid WalMart; I prefer to support mom-and-pop stores (but I don't think I have a "standard" wherever I shop; I buy whatever I need at the moment, and that changes from shopping trip to shopping trip).
~ What Hollywood star do you think resembles you best:
I have no idea . . . I don't even know who current Hollywood stars are these days.
~ What famous person dead or alive would you like to have dinner with:
Without a doubt, Helen Keller. She was an amazing woman.
~ How do you want to die:
I've never given it any thought, really.
~ What do you want to achieve in life:
~ What goal would you like to achieve this year:
These two questions are fodder for a future blog post (my answer would be too long for this post).
~ Who would you like to see right now:
Tex. He's in his office studying, and I'm in my studio.
~ What books are you reading (if any):
The Bible, "SparkPeople" and "This Beloved Road" (by Amy Layne Litzelman)
~ What are your regrets:
Another topic that's fodder for a blog post; not specifically talking about any specific regrets, but addressing the topic of regrets in general.
~ What song best describes you:
The Alphabet Song. :p
SOME RANDOM QUESTIONS
~ Do you cheer for the bad guy:
No. But I do cheer for the underdog
~ What do you want when you are sick:
~ Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth:
All my teeth are in my mouth; what's so strange about that? :p
~ What country would you most like to visit:
Various parts of the USA, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Africa, Japan, India
~ How many pillows do you sleep with:
Depends; sometimes one, sometimes two; both of them are king-sized.
Man! That was a LOT of questions!