Mar 6, 2013

20 Questions

So those wild and crazy ladies over at PAIL (the Pregnant and/or Parenting through Adoption/Infertility/Loss blog/support group I’m part of for anyone not in the know) are doing another “get to know each other” activity.  Last time it was sharing vlogs, this time it’s answering 20 questions. 

Here goes!

What was the last thing you threw in the garbage/recycling?

Um.  Gross. I just checked and it was a pair of LP’s, ahem, used underwear that even after washing were still crusty and nasty.  Oh and a diaper.

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Hmm… I don’t think I’ve used my iPod in years!  I use my iPhone to listen to podcasts- so today it was the latest Manic Mommies podcast while I was at the gym.  In the car we listen to either the country music station or one of LP’s CDs- today’s choice was a Disney mix including songs from the Lion King and Toy Story.  I really must start playing more (and better!) music around the house! 

What is your favorite quote?

I’m going with 2: 

“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls”- Audrey Hepburn,


“Folks, I'm telling you,
birthing is hard
and dying is mean-
so get yourself
a little loving
in between.”

- Langston Hughes

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Cleaning the toilet.  Specifically I hate cleaning the outside of it.  I know the inside is grosser but I can never get all the little hairs and dirt and stuff off the nooks and crannies on the outside of the toilet.  Yuck.

What is your favorite form of exercise?

I guess walking.  Although I enjoy kickboxing too- especially if I’m angry about something!

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Sunday afternoons in the autumn- we usually don’t have too much planned and can just hang out as a family…

What is on your bedside table?

A reading light, socks in case my feet get cold, chapstick (several versions), baby monitor.

What is your favorite body part?

Is it bad that I can’t think of anything off the top of my head?  I guess on myself it’s my smile.   Or my hands and wrists. 

Would you use the power of invisibility for good or evil? Elaborate.

I’d probably start off using it for good but then would just use it to listen in on people’s conversations.

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?

Right now, 35, is pretty good.  Although the year I spent in England when I was 20-21 was pretty awesome too.  Not sure I’d last long being that age forever though- so much drama!

What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

Pay off our mortgage, put money away for the kids’ education.  Then move to Tahoe.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My husband makes this noise with his throat to “scratch it.”  Drives me BONKERS, especially when he does it in his sleep.  I really hope our children did not inherit this habit. 

If you could know the answer to any question, what would it be?

What is the meaning of life?  Or how can I make millions of dollars by staying at home and hardly doing any work?

At what age did you become an adult?

5 years ago I would have said 21 when I moved to Boston and got a temp job and was “on my own.”  Now I’d say November 17, 2008- when LP was born and I was suddenly responsible for someone else’s life.

Recommend a book, movie, or television show in three sentences or less.

Parenthood- the stories and acting are amazing, it makes me cry every week, and you will not regret watching it…

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I was actually a pretty well-behaved kid- hardly ever got in trouble at school. I had some pretty bratty years as a pre-teen and teen though and was pretty nasty to my mom at times.  Sorry Mom!  I think she’s forgiven me. 

What was the first album you bought with your own money?

Pretty sure it was the first New Kids on the Block album- on a cassette.  Used to blast it on my pink boombox.

If someone wrote a book about you, what would be the title?

“A Lazy Mom’s Guide to Housekeeping: Get it Done Fast, Get it Done Easy, Get it Done Good Enough”

What story do you wish your family would stop telling about you?

The one about a college boyfriend and me listening to “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from the soundtrack to Armageddon on repeat before I left for my junior year abroad. 

True or false: The unicorn is the greatest mythical creature. State your case.

False.  My vote goes to the Pegasus because they can fly.


  1. Ha! I'm with you on your question about how to make a ton of money while doing nothing! if you ever find put, let me know!

  2. Eww...I totally hate cleaning the outside of the toilet as well.

    Also, have I mentioned how much I love your header? It looks awesome!

  3. Woooo! Hoooo! Wild and crazy!

    "...Get It Done Good Enough" LOVE THIS. A good philosophy for me to have these days!

    The outside of the toilet is definitely grosser than the inside. That's just science.



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