Monday, February 21, 2011

Five Questions, Five Answers - play along, won't you?


It was pointed out to me that I'm am perennially on deadline. It's true. I never met a deadline I couldn't push back and stretch to it's limit. That being said... we'll be rocking some getting to know you group activities this week. (Negating the necessity for me to write actual posts). One thing I have been doing is quite a few interviews lately. I heard some deep and not so deep questions. I'll share five of them, plus my answers and then it's your turn.

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Cream of Wheat. I add brown sugar, cinnamon and almond milk - delicious!
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Nope. The Parental Units plucked "Michele Cara" out of the sky and gifted me with it.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Neither any more. I had Lasik surgury about seven year ago. Before that, I had it all. I was legally blind WITH an astigmatism.
4. What is your favorite scent?
Roses. There's a perfume by Vera Wang called Truly Pink that smells like fresh cut roses. I love it. [Hint, hint if anyone ever wonders what to get me]
5. What color is your car?
I must admit it is "Midnight Amethyst" - yes, that's dark purple.
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My lack of patience. 
Okay people, it's your turn. 

1. What is your favorite cereal?
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
4. What is your favorite scent?
5. What color is your car?
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

Answer one. Answer all. Or just mock other people's answers. The floor is yours...

154 comments:

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

Good morning!

I come for fresh bouge and get put to work? WDDDA? As an aside, I'm officially spreading the bouge, since my brother came to visit and now says that particular phrase (and the acronym).

Here are my answers:

1. Cookie Crisp when I'm being bad, oatmeal w/ milk and blueberries when I want something warm and comforting

2. My middle name was derived from my grandmother's first name, but my mother's friend convinced my mother to name me the feminine version of the name she'd picked out if I'd been a boy.

3. Nope. Probably need computer glasses from staring at a laptop for 10 hrs a day for the past six years

4. Hmmm, I usually use scented shea butter, but lately I'm feeling Vera Wang's original scent.

5. Silver. Black leather interior. And the next car will be the same.

Bonus Question: I have not mastered the habit of letting go and taking my hands off things. I like to make things happen, and get into a lot of trouble (or just supreme frustration) from trying to fix or force things.

Penny said...

1. Fruit Loops (Not embarrassed about this)
2. Grandmother and great grandmother
3. Glasses
4. The smell of pound cake baking, though I don't eat cake, you can't beat that smell
5. Green
Bonus- I have a similar issue to Just_A_Though1218. I am working on this.

blackprofessor said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Apple Jacks when I am ignoring my diet, oatmeal with raisins and bananas when I am being good.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
My first name is the same as a very famous white woman. When people meet me on "paper", they expect a white woman and are shocked when I show up! My middle name is about as ethnic (read Black) as one can get. My mother has a great sense of humor.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses but not really. I also have an astigmatism but my other eye is perfect so my vision isn't challenged enough to wear glasses on a regular basis.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Fresh flowers, fresh baked goods, and fresh herbs. I love my current perfume as the scent is perfect for me - Intuition by Estee Lauder.

5. What color is your car?
Gold exterior and beige interior.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I am a head person - practical, analytical and rational. I am working on finding that happy balance between my head and heart, and trying to live from that place.

David Parrish, Jr.(Inkognegro) said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Grits. Go ahead. Say something.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
I was named after my father...Who was named after Spaghetti Western Actor David Wayne.


3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
My eyes are the BEST thing on me. 20/20 and 20/17


4. What is your favorite scent?
Sweet Potato Pie. OR Freshly Cleaned laundry. OR Issey Miyake Intense. Depending on what I am aiming for that day


5. What color is your car?
Electric Lime. You can hate but I have NO trouble finding my car in the parking lot.

SunsoakerB said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Rice Crispies

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
My mother wanted all of us to have "J" name and a "B" middle name
since these are our fathers initials. So my aunt choose to the name
Jaime after the Bionic Woman. and the B name is my father's second
name with minus an "r" and an 'a' at the end.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses

4. What is your favorite scent?
Light Blue- D&G

5. What color is your car?
It was a darkblue that looked sparkley purple in the sun.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My tendancy to overthink everything

Jubilance said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
I'm not really a cereal person anymore (low carber) but when I was, I was a sucker for Life & Alphabets.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Nope! My name is very unique & my mom's friend came up with it. My middle name is my mom's tho.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses. I got fitted for contacts a couple years ago & I didn't like the idea of putting something on my eyeballs. And after years of glasses, I actually like the way I look with glasses.

4. What is your favorite scent?
You know that smell that comes during the fall, when the air is crisp & the leaves are changing & people are beginning to light fires in their fireplaces? Yeah, I love that. Perfume-wise I go for light citrusy fragrances.

5. What color is your car?
Silver

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My lack of patience. I tend to want things the minute I want them & I hate to wait.

Reads4Pleasure said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Honey nut cheerios in warm months; maple & brown sugar oatmeal in cold months

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Nope

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses on days I have a lot of reading to do; contacts when I'm trying to be cute

4. What is your favorite scent?
Romance by Ralph Lauren

5. What color is your car?
Burgundy

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Over thinking some things a lot more than I should

ConvertingMe said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
No

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
When I turned thirty a few years ago I got eyeglasses as a present.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Magnolias and food cooking

5. What color is your car?
Gold

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My short fuse (temper)

Jeanette.Nicole said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
I'm not really a fan of cereal...wait does oatmeal count? If so, I'll say brown sugar oatmeal.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
My dad's best friend's (at the time) wife. Initially I was to be named after my dad (Georgette), but they decided against it. Thank the Lord!

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses. I can't wear contacts.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Clean baby smell, also baking bread.

5. What color is your car?
It was blue.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I have a tendency to dwell & that's no bueno.

Ms. Jay said...

Cereal : Not really a fan , unless I am eating dry cereal . Then in that case I like Reeses Puffs , and I forget the name of the other 2.
Name: My mom liked the names Jocelyn and Jasmin , but couldnt decide on either , so she combined the 2. Then she was reading My Antonia in English. She liked it, and it became the middle name
Contacts or glasses- only at night or if I am in front of a computer for too long. I actually just broke my glasses though
Color of my car - I had a grey car , now I drive a white one
Bonus : I tend to overanalyze things and get my feelings hurt unneccesarily

CaliGirlED said...

"Electric Lime. You can hate but I have NO trouble finding my car in the parking lot." LOL!

Brneyed1 said...

C'mon Chele! Today is a gubment holiday!! *sigh* okaaaay,

1. What is your favorite cereal?
I don't have one.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
No, I wasn't. But my mother was SOOO sure I was gonna be a boy, that she didn't even bother thinking up a girl's name. My aunt named me, so my mother could leave the hospital with me.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
No.

4. What is your favorite scent?
My aunt's lemon pound cake fresh out of the oven blended with a fresh pot of coffee! YU-UM!!

5. What color is your car?
Silver-goldish, black interior.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My inability to say what needs to be said in the moment without getting hyper-emotional about it. I can contain it at work, but with friends & family? Uh, no. They get the raw, uncut versions.

CaliGirlED said...

1. What is your favorite cereal? Lucky Charms/Cream of wheat

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who? My mother heard the name (Elisha), liked it and gave it to me many years later. (It's funny cause I did the same thing in naming my daughter).

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? I have an astigmatism but have been told I only have to wear glasses if I sit in front of the computer too long or for night driving. But now having turned 40, I've developed the "my arm's not long enough to read this" syndrome. That's what I get for laughing at my mother (and others) when they did that! (Will be making an appointment with the eye doctor REAL soon!)

4. What is your favorite scent? Fresh laundry/sweet smelling baby/good smelling man

5. What color is your car? Tan w/ a sparkle to it.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I over analyze.

taut_7 said...

lets see...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
i'm torn between frosted flakes and cinnamon toast crunch.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
yes. i'm a junior so that would be my dad. my name literally translates into "the father has returned"

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
nope. 20/20 vision.

4. What is your favorite scent?
on myself i would have to go with polo double black. on a woman i'm partial to marc jacobs lola

5. What color is your car?
dark blue.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
i try to be mr. perfect and please everyone sometimes at the detriment to myself.

taut_7 said...

i love light blue.

SingLikeSassy said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Puffed wheat with fresh berries

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
I was named after a piece of fruit

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Nope. 20/20 vision here

4. What is your favorite scent?
Citrus. I hate vanillas and such, they make my head hurt and why would I want to smell like a cookie? Flower scents make my head hurt, too.

5. What color is your car?
LeMans Sunset = orange

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
That I am moody and funnyactin'.

Cherelle D. Mattox said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Honey Nut Cheerios with bananas and almond milk

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Technically nobody but my father got the bright idea that he wanted all his girls to have first and middle names that rhyme. No bueno, given both parents have to run down the list of names everytime time they talk to us.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Both, contacts during the day and glasses at night.

4. What is your favorite scent?
It depends on my mood for that day. However, all my scents have a theme of vanilla, jasmine, or green tea.

5. What color is your car?
Ebony

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I have low tolerance for people that can't make up their minds or act stupid. I'm trying to work on my tolerance level for these two things this year.

Sol_dier said...

1) Don't eat cereal. - Breakfast is usually Oatmeal with some type of berry
2) the 'rents were expecting a boy. I got a boys name
3)nope. 20/20
4) The air when it just starts to rain, if i could capture that... i'd be content
5) I cycle
Bonus: Procrastination. (by Jove! I will conquer this in 2011)

MagnoliaPeach said...

Delurking! Hey Ya'll!!

1. What is your favorite cereal?
This month it's all about the Cinnabun Cereal, last month it was Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I see a theme....

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
It depends on who's telling the story...

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
I wear both! I love my zebra print frames though!

4. What is your favorite scent?
Fresh White Laundry: Burberry The Beat Perfume

5. What color is your car?
Ebony

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I can be closed off.

maureen palmer said...

1. Favorite Cereal; HOney Nut Cheerios
2.Were you named after somebody; middle name is after my Godmother.
3. DO you wear contacts or glasses; glasses
4. Favorite scent; I like woody smelling scent. Coco Mademoselle by Chanel
5. Color of my car; red
6. Least favorite thing about myself;Procrastination and I wish I could say NO more often.

Mony_Mony said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
None. I hate hot cereal and am indifferent to cold cereal. Breakfast is usually fruit or yogurt with a granola bar.
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Not initially, which is why my parents added a second middle name when I was 7 (long story) and I'm now named after my grandfather and great-great-grandmother.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
My red glasses have become my signature, but I can go without if necessary. One eye is near-sighted and the other is far-sighted so I think they balance out.
4. What is your favorite scent?
Eclat by Fragonard. I bought it in Paris, then lost about half of it when I dropped the glass bottle and it shattered all over the bathroom. I still need to replace it.
5. What color is your car?
Dark blue with tan leather interior.
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I'm not good at dealing with other people's emotions. I definitely have a much higher IQ than EQ.

Natasha Hunter said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?

Hands down my Grammy's oatmeal. Just the right amount of everything. On the cold cereal side, a mixing bowl of Lucky Charms usually hits the spot (Yep, boughetto.)

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?

Yes ma'am. Natasha Fatale from Rocky & Bullwinkle, then my middle name comes from my aunt who was kinda the ugly duckling among her sisters.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?

The secend best thing besides this retirement check I hope to be collecting from the Navy in about 5 years, is definitely the PRK surgery. I no longer have to wake up to see the alarm clock.

4. What is your favorite scent?

I love "smell goods." It's hard for me to pinpoint a favorite because, some I like becasue of nostalgia, others are new and distinct. I do like Pi for men and Lucky you as well as Carol's Daughter Ocean.

5. What color is your car?

Hi ho silver!

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

I wish I was a pear instead of an apple.

Natasha Hunter said...

I feel ya on the bonus question.

Natasha Hunter said...

@ #2 that's cool.

Leo the Yardie Chick said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?

Cornmeal porridge, with peanut porridge being a very close second. Yes, my Jamaican-breakfast roots are showing and I don't care.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?

I was named after an old girlfriend of an uncle. My mum loved her name and thought it was unique - and it was for about 15 years. Now it's becoming more common.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?

Glasses wearer! 4-Eyes in the house! XD

4. What is your favorite scent?

None. I cannot wear perfume or be near anything/anyone wearing anything with a strong scent (cologne, scented body washes, lotions or deoderants). It all gives me a nasty headache, not to mention serious allergy flare-up.

5. What color is your car?

I operate a 10 Toe Turbo, so it's Puma Orange and Silver for outdoor excursions and Knock-off Hilfiger Flip-flops in Black for indoor purposes.
.
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My chronic lack of self-confidence. It's been diminishing as I mature, but I still have bouts of it.

Misskate said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Cold cereal: golden grahams
Hot cereal: Cream of Wheat made with milk and loads of cinnamon

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
My first and middle names are found on both sides of my family, so it was a good way to honor a lot of great women.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses and I love wearing them. I have a few different pairs.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Rose by Paul Smith for everyday and for late at night, Femme by Rochas

5. What color is your car?
Sadly, I have no car. If I did have a car, I hope it would be sparkly navy blue.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My impetuousness. I wish I weren't quite so reactive (and yeah, I'm working on it, but it takes effort! and time)

Misskate said...

#4 A colleague of mine and I feel the exact same way about vanilla scents. Every now and then, we giftwrap a vanilla scented candle or hide vanilla tea lights somewhere in each other's classrooms just for kicks. We've been passing the same jar candle back forth for years now and she still has two tealights she hasn't found, yet..

GrownAzzMan said...

Morning Chele,

Ok, I'll play:

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Honey-nut Cheerios
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
My father.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Contacts. Thinking about Lasik though...
4. What is your favorite scent?
Hmmm, it might be what an old girlfriend called bdussy...
5. What color is your car?
One is black, one is silver
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
The thing that keeps me in the gym everyday.

William Martin said...

First off I am hating on all the "it's a holiday" people
Second, I'm hating on all the "20/20" people
And now for my answers:
1. Frosted Flakes mixed with Honey Nut Cheerios in room temperature milk... what?
2. My Grandfather
3. I too have been given the gift of laser surgery. Before that I was legally blind
4. Hot woman fresh out of the bathtub. Not that kind of post? Oh - um, I'm not a cologne person so - grilled steak?
5. Black
6. Slight knowitallitis

OneChele said...

Yes! Send the message of bouge far and wide. Reach one, teach one.

Shondriette said...

1) Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds (and vanilla-soy or almond milk).
2) No, my name is Shondriette. My aunt (who was 18) came up with it and my Mama went with it. My parents are Willie and Sallie so they wanted something different/original.
3) Mostly contacts but I love my glasses.
4) Fresh baked goods.
5) Black (but I really wanted royal blue.)

Bonus: That I fail at Christianity about a million times a day. I COULD do better but often I don't. Pray for me ya'll!!

Rob said...

1. Cinnamon toast crunch
2. My uncle
3. Contacts
4. Apples
5. Navy
6. Very stubborn

OneChele said...

Own your Fruit Loops love, hold your head up high ;-)

OneChele said...

That car color - you fancy, huh? LOL!

OneChele said...

You are talking to someone who had an electric blue car in college and now drives a purple car - I feel you!

OneChele said...

*fist bump* for the sparkle purple

OneChele said...

As for number 4 - I call that scent Autumn Breeze

MelaninEnriched said...

1. What is your favorite cereal? Healthy (ish): Kellogg's Berry Yogurt Crunch. Sugary, crunch goodness: Froot Loops with Marshmallows

2. Were you named after somebody? Yes, I was actually named after a city in the Bible, AND it was the name of a character on a soap opera.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Both....not at the same time, of course
4. What is your favorite scent? LOL...I LOVE the scent of clean babies' foreheads, especially with baby lotion on(yes, I'm weird)....let the laughter commence
5. What color is your car? White
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself? my procrastination

OneChele said...

I also share that overanalysis trait. Very frustrating, especially at night when my body is tired but my brain won't shut off.

MelaninEnriched said...

"I operate a 10 Toe Turbo, so it's Puma Orange and Silver for outdoor excursions and Knock-off Hilfiger Flip-flops in Black for indoor purposes."

Love it! Hilarity!

Reads4Pleasure said...

Yep. I tend to sleep with the TV or radio on to drown out my thoughts just so I can get a decent night's sleep.

OneChele said...

Magnolias - yes! Gardenias too.

OneChele said...

Oatmeal counts ;-)

OneChele said...

So no Thin Mints or York Peppermint Patties for you?

OneChele said...

Y'all killing me with the pound cake. Now I want some.

Tarsha R said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Toss up between Capn Crunch and Apple Jacks (Im a kid at heart!)

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
I was named after the nurse who helped birthed me

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
No glasses or contacts though if family history is any indication I will be needing readers as I get older
4. What is your favorite scent?
The smell of clean and fresh (that is the only way I can describe the smell after you have scrubbed your house or washed and dried some clothes or when you wake up in the morning and step outside...LOL)
5. What color is your car?
Green
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself
Physically, my feet...I hate they way they look!
I give people too many chances...working on that though

That was fun!

Reads4Pleasure said...

O___O @ #4...you'ze nasty, lol

OneChele said...

Hi, my name is Michele. Welcome to the OverThinkers Support Group.

OneChele said...

Le Sigh. Polo Double Black... I have a story. But I'll save it for the memoirs. Great scent.

OneChele said...

Someone came out with a line of beauty products that smelled that frosting and desserts, it threw me off having random people smelling like birthday cake everyday.

CorettaJG said...

1. Regular Cheerios with fresh bananas (Special K strawberry is a close second)
2. Yes. Coretta Scott King (always amazes me how many non-black people don't recognize the name)
3. Glasses. The astigmatism is tough.
4. Almost anything fruity - peachy, berry, etc
5. Silver
Bonus: My procrastination

OneChele said...

Ebony. Not black. Not midnight but ebony - love it!

Brneyed1 said...

Re: #3: When I tell folks I'm near-sighted in one eye and far-sighted in the other, they either think I'm nuts or my Dr's a quack. More people have sight like this than people realize.

Jeannette said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?

Honey Bunches of Oats (no almonds)

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?

Yes, my paternal grandmother

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?

Glass....i stopped wearing contacts after i head that the constant tugging on your "eye bag" area leads to wrinkles...

4. What is your favorite scent?

Bacon

5. What color is your car?
Eternal Blue

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

That i have a great ability to cut people off from my life... and not feel bad about it.

CaliGirlED said...

You know you are WRONG for #4! LMAO!!!

OneChele said...

Yes - have you noticed that rain scented things don't really smell like rain?

OneChele said...

Welcome out of LurkerVille!!!

CaliGirlED said...

I have that problem on a regular!

OneChele said...

Like firewood wood? Or Yosemite park woods?

CaliGirlED said...

Me too!!! But I have to set time sleep timer otherwise what's on TV becomes part of my dreams, and that's not always a good thing, depending on the channel.

OneChele said...

BougieYoungerBro has two middle names to honor his father and godfather so I get it.

CaliGirlED said...

Thanks!!! Need a sponsor. (May be an email coming to an inbox near you!) LOL

OneChele said...

I remember about two hours after the surgery, I turned my head and looked at the television and I could actually see it from across the room. I wore glasses or contacts from the age of 8 so this was major. It was a revelation. Best thing I ever did for myself.

CaliGirlED said...

As a matter of fact go and sit your "mannish" behind in the corner! LOL

Jazzy Jazz said...

no maam. Now snickers , butterfinger , reeses etc

OneChele said...

LOL - well just make sure Mike and Ike never run out of gas. ;-)

OneChele said...

Team Cream of Wheat!

OneChele said...

Um. Um. Um.

CaliGirlED said...

I feel ya! I would like to think that I'm under a million since my last self-eval (read 999,900) times a day. LOL!!!

OneChele said...

A bathtub full of what? Never mind.

maureen palmer said...

Yosemite park woods.

OneChele said...

Almond milk is my new love.

CaliGirlED said...

Nothing wrong with #4, I feel you on that one. And one of my least favorite smells? A baby that doesn't have that smell! LOL

OneChele said...

Fresh apples or baked apples with the cinnamon?

soulsistah02 said...

1. Frosted Mini Wheats
2. Nope.
3. Glasses. I don't think Johnson & Johnson makes contacts thick enough for meto wear.
4. Bacon.
5. Procrastination. I waited nearly an hour to post this.

Jazzy Jazz said...

I hate my feet too- imagine Fred Flinstone feet on a girl . yuck

LOVE fresh and clean - especially when my blankie is freshly washed

baileyqc said...

1. Love Oatmeal with fruit mixed in, even when it's hot outside
2. My aunt and uncle
3. No glasses yet but I think I'm almost there.
4. Peaches
5. Green
6. Sometimes I let my inner smart ass out. Usually at the wrong darn time

OneChele said...

How do you keep the white car clean?
And who doesn't love baby scent?!

Jazzy Jazz said...

the same person whos shoes you cant condone?

OneChele said...

Clean house is a GREAT scent. Especially if y'all know anything about Purple Fabuloso - that stuff is a gift from heaven.

Mony_Mony said...

No hate. I am constantly losing my dark blue car in the parking lot.

OneChele said...

People who don't recognize the name Coretta should be smacked. Hard.

OneChele said...

There was a study about the scent of bacon being an aphrodisiac. I can believe that.

Mony_Mony said...

I am the exactly same way. I like mint and I love chocolate, but together? No bueno.

OneChele said...

LOL on your procrastination! Thank you for getting around to it.

OneChele said...

Ruh-roh - watch out for that sneaky smart ass!

thinklikeRiley said...

1. There one cereal - Capn Crunch
2. Nope, I'm an original
3. 20/20
4. You already knowin' but I'm tryna keep it bougie round here. Cocoa on full boil
5. All black everything
Bonus - Spend too much damn time in BougieLand

Cherelle D. Mattox said...

I'm hating on the holiday and 20/20 people as well. Back to studying for midterms!

thinklikeRiley said...

Hold up Bouge - whatchu know bout that Fabuloso?!

thinklikeRiley said...

Steak sauce.

thinklikeRiley said...

*fist bump* Bruh, number 4 tho

OneChele said...

Man listen...

Mony_Mony said...

It took them a while to figure it out, since I've worn glasses for about 12 years and was properly diagnosed 3 years ago. Now I can see perfectly with my glasses, unlike before, when I couldn't really tell the difference with glasses on or off.

OneChele said...

Nice. Do you camp at all?

OneChele said...

Exactly. I rebuke all things Jessica Simpson.

Mony_Mony said...

I totally feel you on the bonus. In fact, maybe that should have been my answer. It's a disease :p

Jason P said...

I can only imagine.

L.P. said...

Not new to BougieLand but a perennial lurker... But I like Q &A, so I'm coming out. :-)

1. Pearl Millet, it's a traditional cereal we make a porridge out of with sugar, ginger, lemon and sometimes tamarind. Yum-oh!
2. I have my great-grandmother's name... But it's one of my seldom used middle name... My first and middle name (both used) are names my parents liked I guess?
3. I wear glasses to read/work and sometimes drive. I have astigmatism like a mug. :)
4. Rain water on parched soil... When the first drops hit and the dirt gets slightly wet... It smells new. I also love the smell of ylang ylang, the flower.
5. Boring black. Lol.
Bonus Question: I don't like that I tend to have an addictive nature... I usually do things that I want to do no matter what the potential consequences could be. :-)

OneChele said...

All you men just nasty.

Sol_dier said...

Nature. - can be freaked but never be faked.
I avoid the imitations and just wait for the beginning of rainy season. I'm that girl people stare at cos I walk slowly in the rain.

OneChele said...

Welcome out of Lurkville. That cereal sounds delicious!

Motiv8d1 said...

1. Favorite cereal is Coach's Oats w/pecans, brown sugar & raisins
2. I was named after Deborah in the Bible
3. I wear both contacts and glasses (not a candidate for Lasix, sadly)
4. Favorite scent is fresh baked cookies
5. Car is pearl white
Bonus question: Least favorite thing about myself is that I get bored waaay to easily and move on before giving some things a real chance.

Jazzy Jazz said...

Fabuloso is the STUFF. Love some fabuloso ( and its cheap too :-D)

Michele said...

1. What is your favorite cereal? Favorite hot cereal is oatmeal. Favorite cold cereal is Special K w/Redberries

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who? I was not not named after anyone.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? I wear both contacts and glasses. Not at the same time though ...

4. What is your favorite scent? I love the smell of anything that's been in my crockpot all day. It's like coming home to a homecooked meal.

5. What color is your car? My car is blue.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I hate how long it takes me to just let things go. Ugh!

Jason P said...

1. Used to love Kellogg's Nut n Honey but they discontinued it, I'm making so with Honey Nut Cheerios
2. No but all my family has names that start a J
3. Contacts
4. On a woman, I love flower scents.
5. Black
Bonus - I'm too laid back when I should be aggressive. I'm too aggressive when I should be laid back.

Sol_dier said...

#2 start with 'b' end in 'e' ....

superwoman said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
this luxury muesli made by a local organic foods company - so so so yummy, espesh with yoghurt!

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
my first name, no. my name means 'sunrays' in my dad's language - my second after my paternal gran.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Neither - i got 20/20 vision...

4. What is your favorite scent?
a tie between jasmine and sandawood...

5. What color is your car?
emerald green...

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
my short attention span....

MrsT said...

I guess I'll de-lurk too for this one.

1) Frosted Cheerios or Corn Pops (yes I like my breakfast/late night snack with lots-o-sugar)
2) First name derived from my father's name, middle name the same as my mother's.
3) Glasses 95% of the time, can only wear contacts when I'm trying to be cute for about 3 hours--extremely dry eyes, I will get Lasik one day.
4) Star-gazer lilies, my husband brought some home for Valentine's Day, the whole first floor has smelled heavenly ever since, he's proclaimed we (read: I) will be planting the bulbs around our walk way come spring.
5) Dark blue, hoping for silver the next time around
Bonus: I would say procrastination, but to be honest sometimes its just plain being lazy--really need to work on that.

Brneyed1 said...

Overthinking...my second least favorite thing about myself.

Brneyed1 said...

Glad to see I'm in good company on Teams Overthink and Procrastinate....

Brneyed1 said...

When you figure out how to conquer procrastination, let a sistah know...

GrownAzzMan said...

I see you on #4

GrownAzzMan said...

With you on #4 and stuff...

GrownAzzMan said...

*fist bump* Y'all already know why

GrownAzzMan said...

'Sup Motiv8d1. When are you baking cookies?

cocoaeyecandy said...

Lawd - only you could ask 5 questions and get 100 responses - ha

1. Frosted Flakes mixed with Rice Krispies
2. Nope
3. No glasses, no contacts
4. Love tropical scented stuff - Mango-Pineapple and stuff like that
5. Sunshine yellow
Bonus - I let frustration get the better of me sometimes.

OneChele said...

#TeamCrockpot!

OneChele said...

Any particular type of cookie?

OneChele said...

They just re-launched Nut n Honey as Crunchy Nut - found it by accident.

OneChele said...

emerald green - pretty!

OneChele said...

I used to love stargazers, now I'm allergic to them :-/

OneChele said...

Currently in love with Tropical Mist Febreeze.

BlackButterfly said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Oatmeal, bananas, raisins and brown sugar

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Yes, first name is after the nurse that helped deliver me and my middle name is from a Stevie Wonder song.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Glasses... that damn astigmatism is rough and I am too scared to do Lasik.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon... okay baked goods!

5. What color is your car? Blue

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My patience is thinner than shrink wrap and I have the ability to build a wall of granite around my emotions.

Jazzy Jazz said...

Philosophy has a shower gel that is supposed to smell like birthday cake ( I got it for free from Sephora as my birthday present ) . NO bueno. Some things folks should leave alone. Foods are for eating not for people to smell like them

Jasmin said...

I think I'll answer, then see how many I have in common with other people:

1. Berry Berry Kix, even though it's so hard to find.

2. I'm not named after anyone, since I was born right when Jasmin/Jasmine/Jazmin became popular (1988). I've never met any of the above born more than a year before me.

3. No, and I'm the only person in my family who doesn't--everyone else is half-blind.

4. Jasmine goes well with a lot of things, and I had some grapefruit jasmine body spray (from Bath & Body Works) that I loved years ago.

5. I don't have a car.

Bonus: I have trouble saying no to people, and that problem's really noticeable at my new job. I work at a school, and teachers are always asking me to translate, even though I am not the school translator. Still navigating the waters on that one.

Jamie Wesley said...

Coming out of lurkdom...

1. What is your favorite cereal? I'll go with Cap'n Crunch, but Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes get honorable mentions.
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who? My mom's childhood friend had a sister named Jamie, so she always had the name in the back of her mind.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Had LASIK done 7 years ago. Before that, it was glasses.
4. What is your favorite scent? The aroma of what's cooking inside a restaurant - Italian, Mexican, barbecue, whatever - that you catch when walking by
5. What color is your car? Silver
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I have no patience.

SA said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Chocolate honey bunches of oats. They've discontinued it, much to my disappointment. I love that stuff. Next fav that still exists- Cocoa Puffs. Or Reeses cereal. There's a theme here...

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
One of my middle names (that I never ever use) is that of a fam friend who is no longer a fam friend. Now I'm stuck with a name I absolutely HATE. It will be officially removed one day.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
20/20 vision

4. What is your favorite scent?
Don't have one. But I detest smelling like vanilla or any food really.

5. What color is your car?
Burgundy

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I have too many fears.

CaliGirlED said...

I just don't get chocolate and mint!

CaliGirlED said...

I'm like you with the inability to communicate in the "hyper-emotional" situations (unless I go WAY LEFT), unfortunately, I completely shut down. No bueno!

C Nelson said...

I love that scent too, and there's actually a name for it! It's called petrichor, and if anyone ever managed to reproduce it, I'd buy it by the gallon.

BrendaKay said...

1. Malt-o-Meal or oatmeal both with brown sugar.

2. I'm an original in my family. :-)

3. Glasses 100% of the time - astigmatism. I'm too scared to have the Lasik surgery. :-)

4. Tuberose or Frangipani.

5. Teak Brown Metallic.

Bonus ~ Anyone under the age of 18, those over the age of 75 and animals ~ my patience is endless. Everyone else ~ not so endless. :-)

Penny said...

Is there an app for that? Sign me up please. :)

Paul on Ice said...

1. Apple Jacks - don't judge me
2. My dad, I'm a Jr.
3. Contacts
4. Um - Buffalo Wings?
5. Silver
Bonus - My patience definitely isn't where it should be.

rozb said...

Ooh - fun!

1. My favorite cereal is Post Cranberry Crunch

2. I was not named after anyone. My mom said she was going to name me Wendy, but trust me - so happy she didn't!

3. Got Lasik in 2007 after being as blind as a bat in bright sunlight. Now, I'm at an age where I need reading glasses. Go figure!

4. My favorite scent is - well - I have a lot. Better off naming what I cannot take. Old Spice or any other cologne or perfume that is layered on top of Van Damme Kick-Ass funk. And cigarette/ coffee breath combo.

5. My car is blue.

Bonus - I tend to hold my emotions in until they have to explode out or I just start crying. Crying in private. With my dog. And a drink. Then I get over it.

Steve said...

1. Granola mixed with fruit and yogurt
2. For both my grandfathers
3. Got Lasik after years of glasses and contacts
4. Chocolate. And you can take that whichever way you like
5. Blue
Bonus - Takes me forever to decide what I want but when I do, I want it now.

Rob said...

Good question - both!

Leopard_Print_Pumps said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
I'm not a cereal eating kind of girl.... sorry to disappoint.
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Nope. But my name means "Gift from God" and I love that :-)
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Both.... mostly contacts though very few people know that I wear anything because they never see me in my glasses. Ever.
4. What is your favorite scent?
I like the neo-classics... right now that would be Cashmere Mist by DKNY. I also find myself indelibly drawn to any male who chooses to wear D&G's "The One Gentleman." 'Nuff said...
5. What color is your car?
Right now I live in the middle of a city and it would be pointless/wasteful to have a car and have to pay an exorbitant amount of money in parking fees just for the satisfaction of being able to drive myself from point A to B.

GammasWorld said...

Okay I'm in:

1. Cap 'N Crunch - regular - don't need no dang berries in the crunch.
2. My granddaughter named me Gamma so Gamma it is. Oh you mean my real name -- nah although my name is really the nickname of a name I love so I call myself the long name periodically.
3. Chile I never thought about glasses until I turned 40 - now have readers (cool ones) with me at all times.
4. Lemongrass
5. Dark gray with a nice coating of dirt right now.

Bonus: Other than my dang feet - I'd have to say I'm always dreaming but never going after it.

md_KG said...

*drags chair over* I think I'ma join this gathering too.

md_KG said...

Wow, seems like we gats quite a few overthinkers in this here BougieLand

AndreaPlaid said...

1) I'm not a cereal person...sorry.
2) I'm not named after anyone, but my middle name came from a priest who was friends with my moms. He went on to become the first Latino and openly gay council member in my old hometown.
3) I'm all about the glasses--I love being able to whip 'em off all David Caruso-like.
4) My current favorite scent is a combination of jasmine, lemongrass, and orange.
5) I hate my laziness.

Nicole said...

1. What is your favorite cereal? It used to be Wheat and Raisin CHEX until they discontinued it. I could eat that straight out the box
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who? My dad saw the both my first and middle name in a Penthouse magazine...I found out that I was almost named Ursula ...guess I should be grateful that they decided on Nicole.
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? colored contacts when the mood hits me, but glasses if I actually want to see what's really happening.
4. What is your favorite scent? On me Oxygene by Lanvin, on men Armani Code
5. What color is your car? Barents Blue

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself? I wish I were a little less trusting...

md_KG said...

Saw your reminder on Twitter Chele...hehe. It's been nice to scroll through and read the responses.

1. What is your favorite cereal?
It used to be Cocoa Pops a long time ago but 'm not sure it's manufactured in this country. Now my fave(s) are (peaches & cream) Oatmeal and Honey Bunches of Oats with almonds ----> Notice the migration to healthier choices here...ha!

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
One of my middle names is my mum's which translates to "The Lord has done this" but I never use it. My first 2 get used enough!
My first given name (which is my middle name on my passaporte...you'll have to ask my dad why) and which my dad gave me was initially thought to be stand-alone. However, my dad & I found out a few months ago that my paternal grandmother (unofficially) gave my dad that same exact name. Crazy ish.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Always been part of the 20/20 club. Ironically my mum's eyesight has been crocked since she was in her preteens. Glad I dodged that bullet.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Perfume: (A lot of competition here but I'll pick one) - Angel by Thierry Mugler (Cheesy name I know but the scent is just....*sigh*)
Natural: The smell of clean laundry (Is that weird?)

5. What color is your car?
Don't have one....yet.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I definitely overanalyze and overthink things which can make matters more complicated than they should be. My overanalysis also leads to me being overly detailed or pedantic sometimes which can tick people off...LOL.

Bethany Showell said...

I'm all late n wrong on this one:
1. What is your favorite cereal?
Depends on my mood. Right now it's savory oatmeal.

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
No. First name from the Bible and middle name my parents wanted to be African.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Contacts. Never glasses in public.

4. What is your favorite scent?
Don't have one right now.

5. What color is your car?
My who?

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Procrastination is the safe answer.

taut_7 said...

yep. but on my birth certificate there is no "baba"

taut_7 said...

i feel like you should share.

Brittany Geneva said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Tie between Honey Bunches of Oats and Golden Grahams...depending on whether or not I want to be healthy lol

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Yes my grandmother's name is Geneva (my middle name), and my first name came from a character on Young and the Restless (mom please turn of these soaps!)

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Both. Like Chele, I gots ALL the eye issues. I'm scared of Lasik but I'll probably break down soon

4. What is your favorite scent?
Fresh. Lol

5. What color is your car?
Grey/blue

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Definitely my impatience...

honeybrown1976 said...

1. What is your favorite cereal?
Frosted Flakes - sugar + corn flakes = heaven

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
Nope. I'm an original diva - there's no need for copies.

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
No. But, I'm supposed to wear glasses for reading. I'm too vain, though.

4. What is your favorite scent?
It's a toss-up between citrus scents (e.g. lemon, orange) and amber/woodsy scents.

5. What color is your car?
White. I know it's a boring one. Buy me a new one.

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I'm bossy as hell. What a minute. It's supposed to be a least favorite thing, right?

Foxy Brown said...

i know i'm late but....

1. What is your favorite cereal?
crunch berries! my fav is the oops all berries boxes!

2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who?
nope, not with the name i was given. i don't know where my first name came from. i hated it til i got to college. my middle name? well, moms named me after a common household product (thanks mom...geez)

3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
nah, i'm yet holding on to the 20/20 club.

4. What is your favorite scent?
fresh washed laundry. actually laundry that has dried outside on the line.

5. What color is your car?
my what?

Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
my teeth aren't straight, which apparently makes me a bad person because many a woman would not date me because of it...

SunsoakerB said...

Yup I'm a purple lover too!

Ondrea_3 said...

1. What is your favorite cereal? - Corn Pops
2. Were you named after somebody? If so, who? Nope
3. Do you wear contacts or glasses? I wore both but have Lasik now - Yeah!!
4. What is your favorite scent? I love Heavenly by Victoria's Secret
5. What color is your car? - Silver
Bonus Question: What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
My impatience.

Nadette said...

favorite cereal: was cap'n crunch. but i gave the sugary cereals the dueces a few months ago, and haven't looked back.

Namesake: I was named for my father, Bernard--I'm Bernadette. So that makes me a junior, even though I'm second born :)

Eyewear: I've been sporting glasses since first grade. My first pair were big plastic red frames, and I was known as Myrtle Urkel for many years. I've since upgraded to much more chic frames, and the men folk seem to love them on me. And I don't do contacts, I'm waaaay too lazy for all that rigamarol.

favorite scent: Lovely, by Sarah Jessica Parker. And don't you know the fools at Macy's decided to stop selling it. #FAIL

car: Silver. or at least that's what it says on the registration, but it looks almost champagne to me. But its a 97 sentra that I bought in college, I'm just a few years out of college, don't judge me.

Least favorite thing about me: Lack of focus/discipline. It is what it is.

Evansaw said...

1. Cream of Wheat. No I am not making it up, and get teased about it all the time.
2. I am named after that perky Mickey Mouse cutie "Annette Funicello". My oldest brother had a major crush on her. I have just recently forgiven him.
3. Glasses; blind as a bat without them.
4"White Musk" from various labels.
5. I live in a city with major public transportation to everywhere, so I don't have a vehicle right now.

Bonus: I worry too much about everything.

CaliGirlED said...

"Electric Lime. You can hate but I have NO trouble finding my car in the parking lot." LOL!

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