It’s Your Turn!

I’m feeling spectacularly uninspired this evening.  My mind has been consumed with school-ish things and political things, and all that’s left is a mushpot of feeling like I really want to write but not sure what I want to write about.  (Thank you, Facebook, for stealing not only all my time, but my actual brain cells as well.)

Sun-bleached hair, wrinkled nose smiles, and adorable photo bomber.

Sun-bleached hair, wrinkled nose smiles, and adorable photo bomber.

Then I remembered a conversation with a friend who said she didn’t feel like she could comment on my blog because it felt stalker-ish.  Let me assure her, and you, that nothing is LESS stalker-ish than a regular reader piping in.  Sometimes it’s just difficult to join in for the first time, but there’s nothing like ripping off the band-aid, right?  Answer as many of the questions below as you’d like.  New commenters (and old!) welcome!

In no particular order:

1) Name two foods that you like separately but can’t stand together.

2) What was your favorite childhood sitcom?

3) What’s the most ridiculous song you’ve had stuck in your head lately?

4) What’s your favorite book of all time?  Or, if that’s too difficult, your favorite recently?

5) If you could pick any (other) career, what would it be and why?

6) If you could choose between hiring a cook, a housekeeper, or a nanny, which would it be?

7) Tell me a joke!

8) When you were growing up, did you wear a uniform to school?

9) What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage? (I’m making a post-baby to-drink list. 🙂 )

10) Name one item on your bucket list.

Alright that’s it!  Share as much or as little as you like.  (My answers are in the first comment box.  Just to get us all started.)

Unrelated photo of two of the handsome men in my life.

Unrelated photo of two of the handsome men in my life.


  1. 1) Cottage cheese and fruit. Separate, delish. Together, Barf City.
    2) Cosby Show!
    3) Everything is Awesome! on repeeeeeeeat! And I think I’ve only heard the actual song once.
    4) I don’t know if I could pick *the* favorite, but one of my longtime favorites is Rain of Gold by Victor Villaseñor. Love, love, love.
    5) National Geographer wildlife/travel photographer, hands freaking down.
    6) A housekeeper, no question. Chores, be darned!
    7) One muffin says to the other, “Wow, this oven sure is getting hot!” The other says, “Ack! A talking muffin!” Gets me every time.
    8) Yes, I did, but only through 5th grade. I didn’t like it while I had to, but then I missed them terribly later.
    9) Right now on my to-drink list: Moscow Mules. Yummmmmmm.
    10) Travel more? I’m terrible with bucket lists. I’ll probably copycat one of yours before this game is done.

    Can’t wait to read yours!
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  2. 1) Wow. I’m stumped on the first question. Not off to a good start… The closest thing I can come up with is I won’t eat raisins alone but I’ll eat them in a trail mix or in cookies. Kind of lame. Sorry.
    2) Home Improvement. (I really love Tim Allen. It’s ok. My husband knows 😉 )
    3) You know the song Super Freak?? Well, what I get stuck in my head is what my husband sings when he sees that a certain little girl needs a diaper change: “She’s a very stinky girl. The kind you give back to her mother.” (I love him for making it up and it always makes me laugh even if I’m the one that ends up doing the diaper change!)
    4) Can’t pick one. But if I’m forced to choose… “A Prayer for Owen Meany” (fiction) and “Unbroken” (non-fiction)
    5) Archivist (I love studying history through primary sources and could see myself loving being alone in rooms of old dusty documents.)
    6) Is this a trick question?? The answer is obviously housekeeper, right??
    7) “Did you hear about what happened on the news last night? Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was a salted!” That’s the only joke I know.
    8) Yep! If only I could find a picture. The dresses and skirts were BROWN AND PEACH plaid and the button down blouses were peach. Highly fashionable. They really know how to pick em at those suburban Catholic schools 🙂
    9) I am fairly inexperienced in the ways of mixed drinks and consider putting rum in my holiday eggnog a big deal! I’m very content with beer, especially Belgian wheat beers. Sorry I can’t be more helpful in this department, Micaela!
    10) hot air balloon ride (maybe over the Grand Canyon, but that might be too scary. Maybe just over a regular field…)
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    • 3) Hahaha! Must use when la bebe comes along!
      4) I really do need to read Unbroken…
      6) I guess it sort of was a trick question. But I think there are some people who hate cooking?
      8) Faaaaaaaancy.
      9) I love me some beer, too. What’s your favorite?

  3. 1. Apples & milk?. Makes my teeth feel weird.
    2. The Brady Bunch, Flipper, & Cosby Show.
    3. Not sure of the title, but it goes “Look at my horse, my horse is amazing, give it a lick…” & goes on & on & on. I assune being on some sort of drug would make it better.
    4. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn…life changer
    5. A comedian…but I hate working nights & weekends.
    6. A housekeeper…more time to play.
    7. Where do cats go on vacation?
    Meow-me (Maui)
    8. No uniform ever, unless you count orchestra & marching band.
    9. Margarita.. on the rocks. Good tequila, fresh lime…I have about 3 more years til it’s mine again!
    10. Go to Prince Edward Island.

    • 3) Drugs make everything better. KIDDING!!!!
      4) Never read it. Will check it out.
      10) You, me, and Anne of Green Gables. Let’s do it.

      Thanks for playing, Janine!

  4. 1. No idea. I’ll try just about anything once.
    2. Full House
    3. Everything is Awesooooooooooooome!
    4. Game of Thrones most recently.
    5. Photographer
    7. My jokes are very inappropriate.
    8. Nope!
    9. I love White Russians in wintertime and Bloody Mary’s in summertime.
    10. See all the Wonders of the World.

    • 2) I loved that one too. Just caught some re-runs in the hotel a couple weeks ago. So fun.
      7) So then we need to get together so I can hear them!
      10) Can I come?

  5. 1. Peanut butter and chocolate. For reals. Gross.
    2. The Cosby Show
    3. Gummy Bear
    4. Anne of the Island
    5. Midwife
    6. Housekeeper!!!!!!!!! Heck, I’d be happy to send her home with a casserole for dinner if I could just not clean the bathroom!
    7. Why didn’t the 2 year kid want the banana? Nope, not because it wasn’t appealing, because she’s two and two year olds are unreasonable! 🙂
    8. I went to public school k-9, then wore a uniform 10-12 grade.
    9. Amaretto Stone Sour. Love.
    10. Take the kids the Niagara Falls, and Ireland, and Italy, and back to the Smoky Mountains where hubby and I honeymooned 🙂 the whole bucket list I pretty much have children, love them, raise them well, take them places with us.
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  6. 1) Think it through, I’m now your BEST friend. Who else will give you ALL the Reese’s from the Halloween bucket? 🙂
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  7. 1. Coffee and Caramel
    2. The Partridge Family (I am really old)
    3. Animal (Oh, oh, I want some more. Oh, oh, what are you waiting for? Take a bite of my heart tonight.”
    4. Linnets and Valerians, by Elizabeth Goudge
    5. Bookseller, in a tiny, tiny bookshop
    6. Housekeeper.
    7. My kids’ favorite stupid joke: Why do they put mirrors on gumball machines? So you can see how mad you look when the gumball doesn’t come out.
    8. Nope, just Dittos and Chemin de Fer 😉
    9. Pinot Noir from Eberly Winery in Paso Robles
    10. Extended road trip across the U.S. with my family.

    • 2) You are not.
      5) Can I be your assistant?
      7) It’s true!
      10) I keep begging Kevin for that, but he has some rational arguments about 5 kids under 9 on long car trips. Whatevs! Someday!

  8. I’m happy to admit that I’m a definite stalker. Sometimes if I’m bored, I just check your blog hoping you’ve posted something that hasn’t hit my email yet!

    As for your Q&A… This is what I can easily crank out this moment.

    2-3. Favorite sitcom was hands down “Saved by the Bell.” And now that’s also the ridiculous song that’s stuck in my head. (Come on everybody, sing along! “When you wake up in the morning…”)

    4. My favorite book has got to be “Pride and Prejudice,” which I read every year or so, followed by almost any other Jane Austen, followed by “The Lord of the Rings,” which I read every 5 years or so.

    6-8-9. Housekeeper, no school uniform, and whiskey sour, unless it’s a good beer.

    And I can’t think of a new career or any bucket list items. I don’t know if that makes me really content or just unimaginative!