Monday, April 25, 2005

Found this quiz on Dave's Site. 62 and 63 are missing. I don't know why.

1. First Name: Ani
2. Were you named after anyone? My paternal grandmother
3. Do you wish on stars? Sometimes
4. Which finger is your favorite? Heh heh my middle finger.
5. When did you last cry? Friday night at Starbucks. I saw a homeless person
who the manager let eat there. It was very nice.
6. Do you like your handwriting? Not really. It’s big and sloppy and
unreadable. I’m a shame to my parents whose handwriting is perfect!
8. Any bad habits? I bite my nails, snore, and grind my teeth. Yeah I know I'm
the perfect catch.
9. What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf? Honestly I like all of my
cd’s and don’t find them embarrassing. They reflect the various times in my
10. If you were another person, would YOU be friends w/you? Yes. I am fun and
11. Are you a daredevil? Noooooo.
12. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? Probably.
13. Do looks matter? In the beginning but that’s all.
14. How do you release anger? I really don’t. And that may come as a surprise
to some but I suppress it. Not healthy. Maybe that is why I bite my nails
and grind my teeth.
15. Where is your second home? NYC
16. Do you trust others easily? Yeah
17. What was your favorite toy as a child? My toy dog Charlie. He was a St.
Bernard. I named him after my cousins dog who had a beautiful Golden
18. What class in school do you think is totally useless? I liked all my
classes. Even though I was terrible at math.
19. Do you have a journal? This one is it.
20. Do you use sarcasm a lot? With close friends.
21. Have you ever been in a mosh pit? No.
22. What do you look for in a guy/girl? Sense of humor, intelligence, kindness
towards others and a nice smile.
24. What are your nicknames? Aniyala, Anushaka, Pookie, gojie bojie.
25. Would you bungee jump? HELL NO!
26. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Sometimes.
27. Do you think that you are strong? Yes.
28. What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Strawberry.
29. Shoe Size? Between 8.5 to 10. LOL.
30. What are your favorite colors? Autumn colors.
31. What is your least favorite thing? Manipulation, inconsideration and small
32. How many wisdom teeth do you have? All.
33. How many people have a crush on you right now? My sweet husband Niel.
34. Who do you miss most right now? Not being on vacation. LOL.
35. Do you want everyone you send this to go ahead and post it on your blog?
Sure. If they like.
36. What color pants are you wearing? I am in my pj's. They are pink
37. What are you listening to right now? The humming of the computer and an
airplane fly by.
38. Last thing you ate? Cold pizza. LOL.
39. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Maroon.
40. What is the weather like right now? A little chilly but sunny.
41. Last person you talked to on the phone? My mom.
42. The first things you notice about the opposite sex? If they are funny.
43. Do you like the person who sent you this? Well I took it off their blog but
44. How are you today? Happy that I am off from work.
45. Favorite drink? Water.
46. Favorite Alcoholic Drink? Anything fruity
48. Your Hair Color? Brown
49. Your Eye Color? Brown
50. Do you wear contacts? No.
51. Siblings? One. A younger brother
52. Favorite Month? November
53. Favorite Food? Armenian and that was difficult cause I love so many
different varieties of food.
54. Last movie that you watched? Fever Pitch
55. Favorite Day of the Year? Niel's birthday.
57. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Happy endings.
58. Summer or Winter? Summer
59. Hugs or Kisses? hugs
60. Relationships or One Night Stands? Relationships
61. Do you want your friends to write back? Sure
64. Living Arrangements? Living with my hubby Niel
65. What Books are You Reading? Just school books.
66. What’s on your mouse pad? A golf course
67. Favorite Board Game? Scrabble
68. What did you watch on TV last night? Whose Line, The Barkers and Strange
Love and Surruel Life(we tape).
69. Favorite Smells? Freshly cut grass and clean laundry.
70. What’s the first thing you think of when you wake up? I hope its Friday.

Song Stuck In My Head: "Over and over again" by Nelly and Tim McGraw


Mike said...

Ani, regarding the Armenian genocide. Do you think it's intentionally not talked about? Or do you think since it happened in 1915 that the details are kind of sketchy. Ive noticed that the level of detail of battles in WWI and WWII is far different. Im not trying to add to the secret vibe around the genocide, Im just curious about your thoughts.

Jesser said...

Interesting quiz. I might have to take it as well.

foodiechickie said...

Mike-Several things. People are not aware and part of that is its not in any history books. Atleast not when I was younger. And I seriously doubt it now. And in some sense I think its intentionally not discussed. There is a lot of politics behind it.

Jess-Hope you have fun with the quiz.

Mike said...

Well that's what feeding my curiosity. As someone who is well read on the subject, I'm asking you why do you think so little is mentioned about the genocide? I don't recall learning about it in school, or ever hearing mention before I met you. Is it just supressed in the US? Is it taught about in schools in the former Soviet Union and other parts of the world? The book you mentioned seems to the imply the Unite States has something to hide when it comes to the genocide.

niel said...

I too knew nothing about the Armenian Genocide till I met you and I was always good at history. I don't remember it being in our history books growing up. I agree that if we (the US) didn't have military alliance with Turkey (TUK GAN CHIN!) people would know more about the genocide.

foodiechickie said...

I don't know why its not mentioned. I'd like to know also. Niel nailed it though. America and Turkey has always had an alliance. Or people just don't care. When April 24 comes rolling around there is no mention of it on tv to commmorate the day. The book I mentioned in my previous entry is something you may want to look into if you are more curious.

Mike said...

Yeah I remember that the US used some Turkish airfields to do some bombing runs in Iraq and possibly Afghanistan as well. Not sure how far back the alliance goes with Turkey.

I asked my friend Eugene who grew up in the Ukraine if he remembers learning anything about the Armenian genocide, and he said no as well. So I don't think it's just a US thing. I wonder if kids today learn about the slaughtering of the Kurds in the former Yugoslavia.

I guess since Armenia is a small country, it doesnt get as much exposure. Before I met you, I didn't even know where Armenia was. If Hitler invaded Poland and stopped there, probably wouldn't have started a World War. But once he occupied France, started bombing England and moving towards Russia, it raised some eyebrows.

I can totally understand your frustration. Thanks for recommending the book. Do they have any theories in the book as to why they think the genocide story is so hush hush?

foodiechickie said...

Pretty much just what we discussed is in the book. There are tons of books on the subject and Armenians in general. I am so shocked Eugene did not know about it. Some people do know and some just don't. I think it may be a combination of not enough awareness and people just not caring.

Yvett said...

Just wanted to let you know that on your post about Armenia, no option comes up to "post a comment". I'd never heard of it until now. Really. I don't know but I think there is a lot of things that are "left out" of our news and history. I mean, look at Rwanda and that was not even too long ago. We hardly even knew about what was happening.

I like your quiz. I'll try to post it.

foodiechickie said...

That's what I'm saying. Why? When you post the quiz. I will read it.

LadyGypsy said...

I'm going to steal your quiz.. :)

The first time I heard about the Armenian genocide was last year on your blog. I distinctly remember clicking on the link you provided, seeing photos and stories, and being amazed that I had never heard of it.

It was not in our history books. Truth be told (and I'm embarrassed to admit it) I don't think I even heard of Armenia during high school, and mine was one of the top ones in the area.

Anyway, thank you for teaching us about it.

foodiechickie said...