September 23, 2011

Q&A: Because you've asked

We are going old school Q&A, because 1) I have a lot of new readers (hi guys) and 2) I’ve been getting a lot of questions from you all lately.

And since I would very much like to be your eFriend, I have decided to oblige…. because I’m a nice person. Also? OLD SCHOOL MEME BLOGGING FOR THE WIN.

Although, technically, I guess it isn’t really a meme. But also technically, I don’t really care.

How old are you?

29…. Yes, I’m a baby, and yes, I’ve had a lot of life.

What were you voted in high school?

I hated high school. I didn’t even want to go to graduation, but my mom made me. Naturally, I was voted nothing, because that would have required me to talk to people and have friends.

Where have you traveled?

I haven’t done much traveling, because that usually requires money, and… yeah. That’s pretty much that. I’ve been to Mexico a couple of times, and I’ve driven through a lot of states. As far as actual visiting goes, that would include: California, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland.

What is your favorite hair product?

Hair spray. I don’t even have a favorite kind, because there are different sprays for different styles. But I HAVE to have hair spray.

What is your hidden talent?

If I told you, it wouldn’t be hidden anymore. Unless you count making people uncomfortable as a talent. I am REALLY good at that.

What do you want for Christmas?

I would like new knifes and cooking pots. I haven’t gotten new kitchen stuff for over 11 years, and it’s not like I got the top of the line stuff.  I cook every day, and my kitchen supplies are past their prime.
I would also like gift cards to Home Depot or Lowe's so that I can finish some projects around the house. Walls don’t build themselves you know.

What did you want to be when you were little?

I wanted to be an entomologist. I LOVED bugs and used to collect them. I still like bugs more than an average person, but I’m not fascinated by them anymore. I also wanted to write books, which is still a possibility.

Is it pop or soda?

Both. I grew up saying pop, then started saying soda, and now they’re pretty interchangeable.

What is your favorite movie?

I honestly don’t have a favorite movie. I don't really have a favorite anything actually. I have things I like more than other things, but yeah. Pretty lame. I like musicals, war movies, and science fiction. I am not a fan of love stories.

Please tell me you've all seen the movie just friends?

Unfortunately, yes. It was painful to watch.

Team Jacob it Edward? Or mike Newton?

The BOOK Edward, all the way.

If aliens took over the planet and gave you the choice between saving the world's supply of chocolate or an ocean filled with Dr. Pepper, which would you choose?

That is a trick question. And I would choose death.

In your opinion, what is the ugliest mammal?

Um… I don’t know. I really never thought about it. I dislike cats.

What is one show you watch (or have watched) that you're embarrassed to have the general public know about?

MTV reality shows. I can’t help myself.

If you were Rosemary, in the movie Rosemary's Baby, would you willingly take care of the devil's infant spawn?

I have not watched this movie, because I can’t handle movies like this. Babies are sweet perfection.

Do you like your dream men with long or short hair?

I like scruffy. Could care less about the hair.

Are you handy with tools or a brainiac genius?

BOTH. Don’t be intimidated by my skills… I’m just really well rounded.

Why do you turn off your comments when I have perfectly relevant and wonderful things to say?

Because sometimes I don’t want to HEAR what you have to say. I know, that’s harsh. It’s just that sometimes, I want to say whatever I need to say, and have that be the end of it. I don’t want feedback, or encouragement, or anything else. I just need to get it off my chest and out of my system.
BUT, I haven’t done that in a while, so… YOU’RE WELCOME.

Do you like random drunken commenters, or do they blow?

I like them. I like them a lot.

If you couldn't live in the USA anymore, where would you want to live and why?

I’ve always wanted to live in Russia. I don’t know why. I don’t speak Russian or anything. I’m just fascinated by the thought is all.

What one of your children do you see yourself in most and why?

Ooh, this one is tough. I honestly don’t know. Thaddeus has my nerdiness, Blayne has my stubborn streak, Daniel has my sense of humor, and Taylor has my bossiness.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

I don’t really get embarrassed, so nothing? I have embarrassed people WITH me, but I have a pretty high tolerance for my own behavior.
OH WAIT! When I fell down and sprained both of my ankles IN FRONT OF MY MALE NEIGHBORS…. IN A DRESS. I wanted to die.

Have you ever been a redhead?

Yes. Yes I have. Long, long ago, before I had children, I used to change the color of my hair all the time. It’s been red, blue, green, pink, orange, white, black, purple, and etc. It’s also been just about every style from super short to super long. My natural hair is blonde and curly.

Were you born in the Mormon church? If so, is it ever something that you've thought about leaving or is it such a part of who you are that it's YOU?

Yes, I was born and raised as a Mormon. It’s a huge part of who I am, and while I have never thought about leaving it, it is something that I had looked into and researched on my own. I think that with any religion, you have to find if it’s right FOR YOU, whether your parents share your faith or not. You can’t live on someone else’s faith and feel whole.

What’s your favorite cereal?

Lucky Charms. And I save the marshmallows for last.

What was the last thing you ate?

A nectarine. Because they are delicious and in season.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

I am very inspired by quotes, and I’ve had different sayings that have helped me throughout my life. Right now, my motto is “I Can Do Hard Things”.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

It depends on what TIME it is, and whether or not I’ve taken any medications. I prefer to read, but sometimes, my eyes go blurry, so I have to close one eye and kinda squint, which is not really ideal, so then I’ll watch TV instead. I would go to bed, but then I’d just lay there, awake, not doing anything. Do you like that I automatically assume my free time is at night before bed?

What is stashed under your bed?

Currently, two closet doors. That my children ripped off of their closets. They were using them as slides.

What do you miss most about being a kid?

This is going to sound dumb, but I miss homework. I liked having projects and reports and plans of things to do… I am REALLY GOOD at homework.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Halloween! I love everything about it.

You said you expected the MS diagnosis, why?

I had been having a lot of weird symptoms for a lot of years, and I just had a gut feeling that it was Multiple Sclerosis. I am pretty in tune with my body, and I just knew something was off. I had looked into a few of the different symptoms, and MS is the only thing that made sense. I had no idea that anything MORE than that was wrong, but I'm not all that surprised either.

How do you have such a good attitude about your health? I would be a mess!

Well, like I said, I knew it was coming. It's also not that big a deal.. I mean, it's a THING, don't get me wrong, but I'm not dying. Am I happy about it? Not really, but what can you do? You just do the best you can with what you've been given, and you learn to deal. That being said, of course there are days when I hate it. There are days when my body hurts so badly that I can barely get out of the bed. But focusing on the things I CAN'T do don't help anyone. I'd much rather focus on the things I CAN do, and go from there.

What’s your favorite color?

Gray, pink, and white. But only specific shades of those colors. All pinks are not created equal.

If you have any other questions, I’d be more than happy to answer them! Email me or leave them in the comments! Thanks!

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