Ah, remember memes? They used to go around in emails, the were usually from your mom and you really only had a handful of people to pass them onto who would actually care? This 48 question meme has been making the rounds among my friends and their answers are awfully witty and very similar to what my own would be. Rather than answer them for myself I figured I’d have Vivi answer them, because who has a younger, fresher perspective on life than a toddler?
So, Vivi. 20 months old, baby sister to Addie, owner of two cats and a bunny, this is your meme.
1- WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. Vivi is from the ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood’ which was the first character my mom ever really related to in a book and Jean is after my late great aunt.
2- WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Today when my mom made me take a nap.
3- DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do, my parents are hardly impressed however. Something about “WE DON’T WRITE ON WALLS VIVI.”
4- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5- DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
I have a bunny.
6- IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
No, because I would want to play with my toys and I don’t want to share.
7- DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I would if I were capable of it, imma gonna be trouble, just you wait and see.
8- DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
I have all my parts, thank you.
9- WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
The problem with me is I would try to bungee jump without even being attached to anything. Can’t leave me alone for a SECOND.
10- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
ALL THE CEREAL, GIMME.
11- DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I don’t even own shoes with laces yet.
12- DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Fool, I know I’m strong. Watch me pitch a fit, I’LL SHOW YOU.
13- WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Nope. Cheese please.
14- WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Do I know them? Do they have cheese?
15- RED OR PINK?
Can I eat it? If so, yes.
16- WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My inability to fully communicate my incessant needs and demands to my parents in a manner which they can comprehend.
17- WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Addie or Dad, whoever isn’t around at the moment. I never miss my mom though, that lady is ALWAYS around.
18- WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Table manners. Apparently throwing forks is frowned upon in our family.
19- WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Brown furry boots. They’re basically my house slippers because I am an old soul.
20- WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Avocado. Damn, I love avocado.
21- WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The whirring of a fan as I take a very necessary nap.
22- IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
One that could color on the wall.
23- FAVORITE SMELL?
Cheese. Or bunny. Maybe my dad. I like bubble baths too.
24- HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS TO YOU?
Not in the least. Being a toddler rules.
25- MOUNTAIN HIDEWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain hideaway. Nature baby loves nature in the mountainous nature.
26- FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Whichever one Elmo happens to be playing.
27- HAIR COLOR?
28- EYE COLOR?
29- DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope, but given my parents genetics? I will be by high school. Thanks a lot guys.
30- FAVORITE FOOD?
Cheese, only made better if it is atop pizza.
31- SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
32- LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
My family watched Diary of a Wimpy Kid while I jumped on the couch cushions, does that count?
33- WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Red. University of Utah, never too young to choose the right team.
34- SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer. Way more time can be spent way more naked.
35- FAVORITE DESSERT?
Fruit snacks. My mom RUES THE DAY my dad introduce them to me.
36- STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Whatever category ‘twirling in circles and falling to the floor’ falls in.
37- COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Anything with buttons, if anyone has an iPad to give me, I’d take one. Can you believe these lame parents of mine don’t actually HAVE ONE? What is this? 2009?
38- WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
Dr. Seuss’ ABCs and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I’m a sucker for the classics.
39- WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
There’s certainly not a mouse because I snuck that thing away and hid it months ago.
40- FAVORITE SOUND?
My old man walking through the front door.
41- FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC?
The Black Keys, forever and always the end.
42- WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
San Diego, California. I’m more of an Ohio countryside kind of girl myself.
43- DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can lick my own nostril, that’s pretty impressive right?
44- WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Indiana. 100% Hoosier.
45- WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
With my parents, in Indiana. It’s cool, rent is cheap.
46- WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Sort of a brownish, tannish brown? Maybe?
47- WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
If we’re talking the car I push bunny around in, hot pink. If we’re talking about the car I like to roll around my house in, it’s purple. If we’re talking about the one I ride in to go get pizza, it’s dark gray.
48- DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 48 QUESTIONS?
Slept through the entire process, like a baby.