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I know you’re probably thinking that an extraterrestrial took over my blog in the middle of the night and placed a MEME here without telling me, but no…it truly was me.

I saw this one on The Daily Meme while googling for photos, and the questions had a lot of variety, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to share more about myself. I apologize that it’s so long, but considering I’ve never done one, this meme is three years rolled into one.

However, I’m not calling it a meme.

I’m calling it an interview...

Layer One:

Name: Ron Carnavil.
Birth date: 10-2-55
Birthplace: Philadelphia.
Current Location: Philadelphia.
Eye color: Blue
Hair Color: salt and pepper.
Height: 5’ 7”
Righty or Lefty: Righty.
Zodiac sign: Libra.

Layer Two:

Your Heritage: Italiano.
Your weakness: Vince Vaughn.
Your fears: Flying, performing onstage, and spiders.
Your perfect pizza: Thin plain cheese.
Goal you’d like to achieve: To always know the difference between wanting and needing.

Layer Three:

Your most overused phrase: “OMG…..”
Your first waking thoughts: Coffee!
Your best physical feature: I believe it’s my hands.
Your most missed memory: Christmas, when I was a child.

Layer Four:

Pepsi or Coke: Coke (w/a wedge of lemon)
McDonalds or Burger King: Mc Donald’s.
Single or group dates: I have no preference.
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate, definitely chocolate.
Cappuccino or coffee: Plain coffee.

Layer Five:

Smoke: Yes.
Cuss: Fuck, no.
Sing: Yes, I’m a baritone.
Take a shower everyday: Everyday, twice a day.
Do you think you’ve been in love: Yes. Once.
Want to go to college: No, I was born with a Street Smart Degree.
Liked high school: Only my last year.
Want to get married: No.
Believe in yourself: I believe that I sometimes doubt myself.
Think you’re attractive: Yes, in an interesting way.
Think you’re a health freak: Yes, of course, I smoke Marlboro Lights.
Get along with your parents: Yes, especially my mother - she’s fabulous.
Like thunderstorms: I absolutely love them!
Play an instrument: I wonder…does my pee-pee count?

Layer Six: In the past month….

Drank alcohol: Yes, red wine.
Smoked: Yep.
Done drugs: Yes, I took two hits of Advil.
Made out: No.
Gone on a date: No.
Gone to the mall: No, I avoid malls.
Eaten sushi: Gag me with a tablespoon…NO!
Been on stage: Yes, but my whole life is a stage.
Been dumped: Not in the past month, but yes, I have.
Gone skinny dipping: Yes, in my bath tub with a rubber duck - honest!

Layer Seven: Have you ever….

Stolen anything: Yes, napkins from Border’s Café.
Played a game that required removal of clothing: No, truthfully, I’m very shy.
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: No, half a glass of wine is my limit.
Been caught “doing something”: Yes, staring at a man‘s ass.
Been called a tease: No, but a flirt.
Gotten beat up: No, because I know how to SCREAM.
Shoplifted: Yes, if you consider shoplifting napkins from Borders Café.
Changed who you were to fit in: I only change for my underwear and socks.

Layer Eight:

Age you hope to be married: No age.
Names of children: Don’t have any.
Describe your dream wedding: Vince Vaughn and I.
How do you want to die: Freezing to death in Antarctica.
What do you want to be when you grow up: I will never grow up.
What country would you most like to visit: Italy.

Layer Nine:

Number of drugs taken illegally: If I did, do you really think I would say on the Internet?
Number of people I could trust with my life: One.
Number of piercings: Two in my left ear lobe.
Number of tattoos: One. A little devil on my right shoulder.
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Many, when I was in the theater.
Number of things in my past I regret: Nothing…because I now believe it happens for a reason.

The End


  1. Plain cheese you did it. now I want cheese pizza. Real pizza. All I got in the freezer is a lean cuisine shit that Grammy bought. Man I hate that shit.

  2. Bonjour Ron,

    No kidding; Ron doing a meme ! That stunned me a bit. But, it was a darn good one, very creative, with the layers getting more & more personal.

    It was a daring meme to do, but I was not really surprised to find the answers that were up. I think that we all have had a very good feeling through your writings, to who you are.

    Though with you, there is always room for surprise.... he he.

    I've since "weaned" myself off of memes, since I had stopped reading a certain blog that was full of them. They were fun to do at the start, but now, I don't feel the need.

    You have a great day & take it easy with the humidity in the city ! I remember that well and that's what I like least about Philly.

    XXXX from the 2 of us.
    Love ya plenty ;)

  3. It's good to know more about you :)

  4. that was a fun meme to read ron. wait a minute, how can you have a fear of performing when you've done theater?

    i'm trying to learn the difference between wanting and needing myself. it's hard as a mother sometimes.

    stolen napkins from borders. hahahaha. if you paid for food the napkins are free!

  5. O

    k......I might over-use that myself but that wasn't a confession, that was a reaction!

    Mr. Vaughn isn't hard on the eyes.
    I don't know why you'd hesitate about confessions about use of illegal drugs on the internet. *laughing*
    AND.....I'm so proud of you for owning up to the duckies!



    Job well done with the nine layers!

  6. I'm putting you on notice, Ron. I've called Border's Cafe and told them about your little napkin thang you have happening.

    Watch yourself. They will be keeping an eye on you. :)

    LOVED this! You should do more of these.

    I hope you and your beautiful hands have a great day!


  7. Oooh, how interesting!!!
    I just did a quickie meme thing on Facebook. It's so neat to read about other people and what they like and don't like and what they think about stuff. How else are we to get to know each other. And I think things like this help us get to know ourselves too or atleast see the ways we've changed over the years. Really makes one think on some of the deeper questions.

    You don't like sushi? I can't say that I like the raw sashimi, but a sheet of nori rolled around a little brown rice with some sliced avocado in the middle.... that wouldn't work for you??

    I'm so glad you did this 'interview' and think maybe there is an idea for a monthly blog theme. Interview day or something. Once a month we should have people submit questions to us that we post on our blogs. Well, it could be fun. Or it could be dangerous depending on the questions and how we answer them. ;)

    Fun post today, Ron. Enjoyed it alot.

  8. Aloha Debi!

    Is not plain cheese pizza the BOMB?

    I can't help it, I'm boring...I like my pizza naked!

    Funny you mentioned Lean Cuisine Pizza, because there was a time when I ate that...A LOT.

    *Cardboard with sauce on it.


    *also ravioli in a CAN.


    Thanks for dropping by, Debi!

    Have a great Wednesday!

  9. Bonjour Barbara!

    A meme...surprise, surprise!

    hee, hee!

    Honestly, I really don't like doing meme's, but this one was kinda neat. I great way to sift through some stuff. It felt more like an interview.

    It was fun to answer.

    OMG, Barb...the humidity hit Philly out of nowhere. It feels like SOUP outside, and it's going to be this way all week!

    Oh, well, I can't complain because it's been a really easy summer.

    Thanks for stopping by, Barb!

    Happy Wednesday to ya!

    XXXX to the 2 of you!

  10. Aloha Ethel!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud!

    Have a GRANDE' day!

  11. I love the last line. I too believe everything happens for a reason. My weakness would be Daniel Craig although Vince Vaughn gets me from the sense of humor perspective. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hiya Valerie!

    It's funny, because no matter how long I perfomed on stage...I was afraid.

    Performing in theater was one of those things that taught me a great deal about my insecurities. And yet, even though I was afraid, it made me want to do it even more.

    It was a great teaching tool.

    Me too... me, I'm STILL learning the difference between my wants and needs.

    OMG...if you SEE the amount of napkins I take from Border's Cafe you would die! I take like HALF the container!


    ALWAYS great seeing ya, Val!

    Thank you for stopping by today!

    Have a good one!

  13. Mornin' Dear Mel! are soooo funny!

    Ok, maybe it's a thing that you and I share being Libra's, but I don't think I've EVER seen two people on the Internet that use OMG the way you and I do!!!

    Isn't it a GREAT expression???

    OMG...I love it!

    Oh...and getting back to Mr. Vaughn...


    I just watched one of his older movies last week (The Break Up) and I thought, "Ok, now that you're not going out with Jennifer Aniston anymore, how about ME???"


    He's definitely a cuddly MUFFIN!

    And I could NEVER leave out our passion for "rubber duckies!"

    Thanks for stopping by today, my OMG friend!

    Happy Wednesday, to ya!

    *quack* *quack*

  14. Good Morining Vixen Kitten!


    You are TOOOOOO cute!!!!!

    Listen, if you could only see the amount of napkins I take from Border's Cafe you would shit! Whenever I run out of napkins at home and don't have time to go to the store....I STEAL them!

    Oh, who cares...for the amount of money I've spent drinking coffee in there, they OWE them to me!


    Thank you so much for stopping by today!

    Glad you enjoyed.

    Have beautiful day, dear one!


  15. Hiya Crystal Chick!

    First of all, thank you so much for sharing your great thoughts on meme's.

    I liked this one because it touched on so many levels.

    I felt like it gave a HUGE overview of someones likes and dislikes.

    It was alittle bit comedy and a little bit introspective. It had a nice balance.

    *and being a know how we are with BALANCE?!?!?


    No, I'm not a sushi lover at all. I've even tried veggie sushi, but it's the seaweed wrapping I don't care for. I feel like I'm eating the ocean - HA!

    And listen, you are so psychic, because I've seriously been thinking about starting an "interview day" on this blog. I've met SO many interestly diverse people through this blog, and think it would be fun to interview them once a month.

    I also liked your idea about people submitting questions for me and then answering them on this blog. Do remember a post I did last year where I asked people to ask me questions? That was a blast!

    You always have such great ideas, M!

    THANK YOU!!!!

    Anyhoo...thanks for dropping by today and so glad you enjoyed!

    Have great Wednesday, neighbor!

  16. Hey Jen!

    It's taken me MANY years to realize that it ALL happens for a reason.

    Looking back at things...I see that now.

    Yes...I like Daniel Craig too!!!

    woo! woo!

    Humor is like an aphrodisiac to me. It's sexy!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

    Have a great day!

  17. Yep, it's cardboard all right. Bleached white flour crust with sorry ass 'alfredo' sauce with mushrooms and spinach on it. (gag)
    I give the mushrooms and spinach to the dogs. They eat it.

  18. Hey Debi!

    I know the one you're talking about because I use to get it every once in a while because it had spinach on it, but I can't stand mushrooms, so I would end up picking all the mushrooms off and toss em'!

    Don't you love how shriveled those pizza's looked after you heated them??

  19. Vince Vaughn, really? He is funny as hell and has that "teddy bear" thing goin' for him. Yeah. I could see it.

    Think you’re a health freak: Yes, of course, I smoke Marlboro Lights.

    I spit coffee (plain coffee) all over the screen. I loved this "interview"!

  20. Howdy Nitebyrd! hit the nail on the head with Vince Vaughn.

    That "teddy bear" thing going on.

    He's not only funny as hell, but very cuddly and at the same time, sexy to me.

    So good riddance, Jennifer!


    For some reason, I knew you would identify with the Marlboro Light answer. One of these days when we meet, we shall share a smoke, a beer, some wine, and great conversation!

    Love ya, Sis!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  21. I love this! Now I know so much more about you. I would have pegged you for a non-smoking, sushi eating, pepperoni man. What fun suprises!

    I think you should get an angel tattoo on your left shoulder to balance out the devil.

  22. It's called "Deep Dish Spinach and mushroom pizza".
    Nuke em and half of it turns into concrete.
    *I do NOT use the silver micro trays. I can imagine the whole thing would be asphalt if I did.
    She also brought such appetizing sounding: 'Butternut Squash Ravioli' and Pumpkin Squash Ravioli'. Ugh.

  23. Hiya Chrissy!

    tee, hee....I know, so many people say I look like a non-smoker. The people I've worked with for the past 4 1/2 years were FREAKED when they discovered I smoked. They all said, " don't LOOK like a smoker!?!"

    But because I'm such a health freak...I only smoke Lights.


    I know, I really should get an angel on my left shoulder, but the pain of getting a tatoo is just too much for me. The first one KILLED me!

    Always so great seeing ya, girl!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  24. Hi Debi!'re right, if you nuke them they turn into CONCRETE!!

    Trust me, I tried it once or twice.

    Pizza MUST be oven cooked to get that nice crispy topping.

    ...'Butternut Squash Ravioli' and Pumpkin Squash Ravioli'???...

    That's like taking something Italian and mixing it with Thanksgiving.

    Dear god, I can't even imagine what that must taste like.



  25. Ron, I will cat fight you over Vince Vaughn...HE'S MINE! LOL!

  26. Hi Funny Girl~




    Hey, I have a better idea....

    ....let's just share him.

    He's more than enough for TWO!


    You've got excellent taste, FG.

    I knew I liked you!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

  27. Yes, dear. That's why they're still in the freezer heheeee ;D
    When I buy a bag of ice cubes for my diet zero's, I use those packages as a smashing tool to break apart the stuck together ice cubes in the bag. Hey, it's kinda uncivilized, and freaks out the dog, but it works.
    At least those squash shits are semi-good-for-something :D

  28. Yeah, Ron, very interesting concept. I wouldn't mind seeing this style of post again dude.

  29. Hey Debi...

    ...When I buy a bag of ice cubes for my diet zero's, I use those packages as a smashing tool to break apart the stuck together ice cubes in the bag...


    That is HYSTERICAL!

    I could actually imagine ME doing something like that TOO!


  30. Hi Constant Complainer~

    As you already read, I've never done a meme, but I really liked this one.

    So who knows...I may do another one in three years.


    Great seeing ya, bud!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  31. well, how interesting...I think I did this one months back or I would make my readers read it all over again....but ronnie....I mean, RON!! VINCE VAUGHN????? what do you see in him...? of all the men, VV? well, now I know, you are just plain weird.

    and I love you, even if you heart VV!

  32. OMG...Linda!!!

    I think Vince Vaughn is HOT!

    Remember back when you asked me what "type guy" I like?


    ...Vince Vaughn is it!

    I guess it takes all kinds.


    Love ya, you wild woman, you!

    And thanks for stopping by, dear lady!


    The Weirdo