20 Questions

Posted by Nina on Mar 5, 2009

1. She/He’s on the laptop…what is he looking at?
Either his livejournal, digg, slashdot, underclouds.com, or apple iphone apps.. all of which I can pretty much promise he reads daily.

2. You’re out to eat… what kind of dressing does she/he get on their salad?
Ranch or house vinaigrette

3. What’s one food she/he doesn’t like?
Blue cheese anything.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink what does she/he order?
Beer/ale or wine

5. What high school did she/he go to?
University of Minsk (high school systems are different in Russia)

6. What size shoe does she/he wear?
7 1/2

7. If she/he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Movie and game memorabilia

8. What is her/his favorite type of sandwich?
Something with meat, he doesn’t really have a favorite sandwich.. and I don’t fix them since I am a vegetarian.

9. What would she/he eat every day if they could?
Korean carrots.. weird right?

10. What would she/he never wear?
V neck shirts, sweaters, or t’s

11. What is her/his favorite sports team?
He doesn’t really watch any sports.. I am trying to get him into hockey but I have been unsuccessful so far.. 🙁

12. Who did she/he vote for?
He can’t vote.. but he would’ve voted for Obama.

13. Who was her/his best friend in High School?

Probably Tim or Gleb, I think.

14. What is something you do that she/he wishes you wouldn’t do?
SPEND MONEY!

15. What is her/his heritage????

Russian

16. You bake her/him a cake for his birthday…what does he want?
Cheese cake

17. Did she/he play sports in school?
Nope but he’s proud of his military service.

18. What could she/he spend hours doing?
He does spend hours playing his 360.

19. What is a unique talent she/he has?

Quite honestly, hes the most intelligent person I have ever met.. he took advanced college level calculus in his freshman year of high school so to say he excels at math is an understatement, he can do anything in gaming from programming to creating most of the artwork, and I think he can pretty much do anything.. He’s pretty amazing if I do say so myself.

20. How are you the most different?
He is extremely patient and I am so totally not but I am trying to be!


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Letter Meme

Posted by Nina on Feb 8, 2009

Rules: It’s harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag some people (only if you want to, of course). Use the first letter of your first name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real words….nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your first name: Christina
2. A four Letter word: cube
3. A boy’s name: Charlie
4. A girl’s name: Caitlyn
5. An occupation: chiropractor
6. A color:  ceylon blue
7. Something you wear: coat
8. A food: carrot
9. Something found in the bathroom: comb
10. A place: California
11. A reason for being late: caught in traffic
12. Something you shout: COOL!
13. A movie: Coraline
14. Something you drink: coffee
15. A musical group: Cinderella
16. An animal: cat
17. A street name: Coolidge
18. A type of car: Chevrolet
19. The title of a song: Circus
20. A hobby: crocheting


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25 Things About Me Meme @ Facebook

Posted by Nina on Feb 6, 2009

1.) I was supposed to be left handed. When I was born doctors at the time believed that life was challenging for left handed children and that they could possibly be developmentally slow so, everyone constantly took things out of my left hand and put them into my right hand.. it’s become my dominant hand, but I can use both interchangeably and even write relatively well left handed.

2.) I am allergic to the sun. I have a rare form of photo sensitivity that makes my skin itch horribly if the sun burns my skin. I am pretty incapable of tanning. I have heard my great, great, great grandparents on my dads side from Ireland were the carriers but I am the only one since them to have suffered any of these types of effects from our genetics.

3.) My favorite dough nut is a chocolate fluff. It’s like a cross between a jelly dough nut and a powdered sugared only its filled with chocolate icing instead of jelly.

4.) I have a terrible fear of vomiting & needles. This fear is enough to make me shake uncontrollably and physically ill.

5.) My natural hair color is black & my hair is naturally curly. This usually surprises people. I’ve colored my hair since I was about 13yrs old.

6.) I have known my best friend since I was 1yr old. She is 1yr younger than me and I was at the hospital nursery to see her when she was born.

7.) I have taken every art class I was able since I was in kindergarten. I even took creative kiddie cooking.

8.) I met my husband online through a chat program called Odigo while testing it out for a friend.. I was browsing a camera shop and he happened to be viewing the same web page and we got to talking.. I actually thought he was married for a while and when he told me he wasn’t, I still didn’t believe him because his profile said he was married. He wasn’t, he just wanted to keep girls at bay.

9.) My favorite color is blue. Any shade of blue.

10.) I will choose a Pepsi product over a Coke product every time.

11.) My birth mother and I have never had a good relationship and we don’t really know each other… but I was raised by my grandmother who filled the Mom role very well and I grew up not missing out on any ‘mother/daughter’ relationship. I feel very lucky to have her in my life.

12.) I suffered a withdrawal from Zyrtec that involved itching so bad that it lasted 6 weeks without easing and it was months before I could take another allergy medicine without the itching returning. This is NOT an uncommon symptom but the FDA and the drug maker refuses to add this to the drugs label.

13.) I have double jointed thumbs. I can bend them all the way back to touch my wrist. My left thumb is more easily bent back than the right.

14.) I suffered from Bells palsy as a child. The only symptom I have is the crooked smile and the eyebrow that won’t raise.. but if Pierce Brosnan can have Bells and still be a hunk, I can still be a hottie 😛 Most people never even notice until I tell them.

15.) I never had the chickenpox until I was 21. I caught them from a friends boyfriend.. and I got it so bad that I couldn’t sleep for 3 days until I finally got a sleeping pill and then I slept nearly 24hrs straight. When I woke up, the itching had gone.

16.) I faint at the sight of blood. It almost always makes me light headed.. I can usually pull myself together if its someone I love but not enough to take care of myself.

17.) I used to be a smoker. I quit in 2005 and now the smell of cigarette smoke is so disgusting that it literally forces me to hold my breath.

18.) I love knitting. I love it so much that when I am not knitting, I think about it. I have a lifetime of projects I want to knit and I never feel like I finish them fast enough. I am a pretty selfish knitter, I seldom give away the items that I make. I am dying to make something nice for my husband but he is too stubborn to pick out any patterns or yarns.

19.) I have thought about getting tattooed. I never have, but if I would have, I would get something totally cutsie like care bears, cupcakes, and hello kitty.

20.) I am very sensitive to caffeine. If I have a cup of coffee or soda, I usually will be unable to sleep that night.. I hate it. I love coffee.

21.) I am obsessed with febreeze, fabric softener, and scented candles.

22.) My dog can spell. If you say G-O, O-U-T, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T-S-I-D-E, or H-O-M-E she immediately gets excited.

23.) Lilacs are my favorite scent in the whole world. It reminds me of my grandpa who is now passed.. he had a huge lilac tree in his back yard.

24.) I used to work in daycare. I sometimes miss the kids and wonder what happened to them.

25.) I love everything about books and bookstores. I love the way they smell, feel, and read! I can never go into a bookstore to just ‘look’ around, and this drives my husband crazy.. and I can usually never buy just one book at a time either, this also drives him crazy.


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The Sorting Hat….

Posted by Nina on Sep 13, 2007

Congratulations on making Gryffindor!

Basically, you’re brave, daring, chivalrous, and pretty much.. an all around good person. Of course, some see you as a goodie-two-shoes. But hey, it’s true! You’re really good at winning, and normally always come out as the hero. Everybody likes you.. except, maybe, the Slytherins. You’re too perfect. No, really.. You’re too perfect. It’s annoying to watch you win, repeatedly. Oh well. Be proud anyway.

Gryffindors to Remember:

Harry Potter

Ron Weasley

The whole Weasley family

Hermione Granger

Albus Dumbledore

I’m actually kind of surprised I made Gryffindor! I don’t feel very daring or brave… but what ever! I’ll take it! At least my class mates are the coolest of all the houses 😉 So….. which house are YOU in???

i'm in gryffindor!
be sorted @ nimbo.net


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The Birthday Meme

Posted by Nina on Aug 9, 2007

The rules are very simple, go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (mm/dd) only. Then post 3 events, 2 births, and one holiday that occurred on your birthday. Than tag 5 friends.

So here is my list. It seems to be a day of monumental events all around.. some great and some tragic.

Events

  1. 509 BC – The temple of Jupiter on Rome‘s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
  2. 1503Michelangelo begins work on his David.
  3. 1985Nintendo releases Super Mario Bros.
  4. 1999 – Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.

Births

  1. 1087John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143)
  2. 1877 – Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (d. 1962)
  3. 1976 – José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths

  1. 81Titus, Roman emperor (b. 39)
  2. 1894Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
  3. 1946Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  4. 1996Tupac Shakur (2Pac), American rapper and actor (b. 1971)

Holidays

  1. Roman festivalsepulum Iovis (“banquet of Jupiter“), on the Ides, during the Ludi Romani.
  2. RC SaintsSt John Chrysostom.

I am not going to tag anyone.. if you want to do the meme consider yourself tagged 🙂


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movie nerd meme

Posted by Nina on Mar 19, 2007

According to the supposed “rules,” if you’ve seen over 85 of these movies, then you have no life.

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
( ) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
( ) Saw II
(X) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(X) American Wedding
(X) American Pie Band Camp
( ) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
(X) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
( ) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
(X) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
(X) Seed of Chucky
(X) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
(X) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
( ) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
(X) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(X) Christine
(X) E.T.
(X) Children of the Corn
(X) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
( ) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
( ) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(X) Jeepers Creepers
(X) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(X) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
(X) Cruel Intentions 2
(X) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
(X) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(X) Base-ketball
(X) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
(X) House of 1000 Corpses
(X) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
( ) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
(X) Orgazmo
(X) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
(X) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
(X) the Hills Have Eyes
(X) I Spit on Your Grave
(X) The Last House on the Left
(X) Re-Animator
(X) Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
( ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
( ) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
(X) Evil Dead
(X) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

110…. I guess my pocket protector is showing…………


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what kind of yarn are you?

Posted by Nina on Mar 11, 2007


You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that’s okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.

What Kind Of Yarn Are You?


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9 Things About Myself Meme

Posted by Nina on Feb 21, 2007

1. The last television show you watched? TLC’s My Unique Family: The Witches Next Door. Was rather interesting..
2. What did you eat for dinner? I haven’t had dinner yet today, but yesterday I made Vegetarian Pad Thai. For lunch I had a Morningstar Farms tomato & basil pizza burger and some pea soup.. strange combo, I know.
3. What time did you wake up this morning? 9AM
4. Grab the nearest book, open to page 9. What does the 9th sentence say? What book is it? The Gold-Bug by E.A. Poe – “He had found an unknown bivalve, forming a new genus, and, more than this, he had hunted down and secured, with Jupiter’s assistance, a scarabæus which he believed to be totally new, but in respect to which he wished to have any opinion on the morrow.
5. What is your favorite soda? Cherry Pepsi or Dr. Pepper. I ♥ them!
6. Post the lyrics to your favorite song. Well, I absolutely love The Moors and since I cannot seem to find any lyrics for them online.. I will leave you with Inkubus Sukkubus – Wytches.
7. What is your favorite flower? Lilacs. I love every thing about them.. the color, the scent, the way they grow in bunches, oh wait, thats a bush… Irises or Lilies then. Both are equally beautiful and I don’t think I could pick between them.
8. What is your favorite movie? What was the last movie you rented Finding Nemo is my favorite.. the last movie I rented was Barnyard… I LOVED it. The time before that was The Black Dahlia…. horribly disappointing.
9. Do you believe in fate? What about love at first sight? I believe in fate.. I am an “every thing happens for a reason” kind of girl.. love at first sight… I’m not sure.. lust at first sight – definitely.


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Grey’s Anatomy Quiz

Posted by Nina on Feb 20, 2007


You’re Meredith Grey!You have trouble making tough decisions and you don’t want to grow up. You are very bossy, but in a good way. People admire your sense of humor and your great personality.
Which Grey’s Anatomy Character Are You?


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Top 4 meme

Posted by Nina on Nov 28, 2006

Snagged from Felicia.

1. How was 2006 for you?
2006 was definitely the most emotional year of my life.. I learned a lot about my family and myself and how our relationships work.. some members of my family I feel even closer to while others I couldn’t feel further a part from. We decided that we do want to have a baby, we started looking at houses to buy, and I think I feel even closer to my husband now than when we got married — and I didn’t think that was even possible.

2. What was the highlight of your year?
I would have to say.. our 1 year anniversary was probably the best part of 2006. We spent it in NY, which neither one of us had ever been to before, and I learned things about myself and my husband this year that I never knew existed, I over came a little of my fear of heights, and I managed to lose 78 pounds.

3. What did you want to accomplish that you didn’t get to?
I really wish I had gotten more projects finished this year.. It wasn’t really a project productive year and I missed that. I would like to have gotten a sweater for myself finished this year.. I have found a pattern or two I would like to start.. so perhaps after the holidays I can get to it. I am loving the patterns in both Interweave’s Summer issue and Vogue Knitting’s winter issue. I would like to make a few things from each book.. I wish I had gotten around to it sooner 🙁

4. What are you planning for 2007?
I am planning on knitting a bunch of baby items for fellow doll collectors, I am wanting to complete some of the projects for myself that I mentioned above, and I would like to make something for a friend or two. I would love to start with the Maternity sweater from Interweave.. I have a feeling when I do get pregnant, I will want to knit lots of baby things, not a maternity sweater for myself.. so I had better get started soon!


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