I’m linking today with Elaine of The Miss-Elaine-ous Life and Brittany of That’s Vandy for November’s Old School Blogging edition! It’s the one where you answer random questions about what you are doing right now. Simple, fun, endlessly interesting.
This one is from May of 2008, when I wasn’t even on Facebook yet but would be in a few months, and then I participated in all of these internet memes. I didn’t even know what a blog was back then, which isn’t hard to believe, considering my general cluelessness.
But I do now, and I’m helping Elaine and Brittany bring it back! Get ready, people. This is going to blow your mind.
Where is your cell phone? OMG WHERE IS IT? Ha ha ha, just kidding. It’s sitting right over there, plugged into the wall being charged so I can put it in my purse to die. My cell phone is an afterthought. I know, can you believe that? I’m so weird it’s crazytown.
Your significant other? He is on his way to work so I can sit here and fill out questionnaires for you fine people to read.
Your hair? Is terrible. Last time I got my hair colored was in March of this year. I have quite a few white hairs that I pulled out a few months ago, and they grew back in and stick up about 4 inches from my head. It’s pretty much the worst ever.
|My hair doesn't even look this good.|
Your mother? Was here over the weekend and I told her that her sweatshirt smelled stinky. She didn't even care and wore it all weekend.
Your father? Was here with my mother and probably missed the whole stinky sweatshirt thing.
Your favorite thing? Hanging out with family and friends and laughing and talking.
Your dream last night? I helped Gwyneth Paltrow move out of her apartment. She had packed nothing and was very disorganized. I wondered how she was so successful. She even had rats. Later, I was a chef’s assistant and helped assemble desserts at a fancy restaurant. The dessert was a plate of cookies and chocolate mice. The cookies kept falling apart and I was sad for the people who were likely paying a lot of money for me to handle their food so much. It was my birthday and the chef made me some stir-fried vegetables as my birthday meal. I wanted cake.
Your favorite drink? Red wine. I don’t even care what kind.
Your dream/goal? To write for a living.
The room you are in? The kitchen. It’s super early and I drag my laptop here each morning so I can write before everyone gets up.
Your fear? Drowning/being buried alive/burning alive/bear attack/shark attack/lion attack/gorilla attack/escaping zoo animals/sleeping outside/dying with my husband and leaving my children orphaned. Going crazy/being in a city and forgetting what hotel we’re at/someone taking my children from me. There are more but I think I got the point across that I fear many things.
Where do you want to be in six years? I hope to still be right here. My son will be a senior in high school and I can’t see making any big changes to our lifestyle between now and then. But you know, anything can happen.
Where were you last night? At a roller skating party. Not mine, silly, a friend of my daughter’s. The kids, they still like to roller skate. It’s kind of a nice feeling.
What are you not? Ambitious.
Muffins? Of course. In college I ate a huge cream cheese muffin every day. I also drank a huge cup of coffee with cream and sugar along with my muffin. Those were heady times.
One of your wish list items? I love art and would love a great, quirky art collection.
Where you grew up? In rural western Pennsylvania. I never tipped a cow, but we did go corning.
The last thing you did? Slept all night. Dreamed about Gwyneth Paltrow. Last night before the skating party, I helped my daughter with her science project. I think I’ll get an A.
What are you wearing? Sweatshirt, sweatpants, socks, and slippers.
Your TV? A source of frustration and grief. It’s got too many channels, too many options. I watch almost no TV whatsoever and could cancel our subscription any time and never miss it for a second.
Your pets? No pets. We are terrible pet owners and every single animal we’ve had has died prematurely, except for the one we had to give away because we got anonymous hate mail because it didn’t know how to behave in the neighborhood.
Your computer? A black laptop that I love but it's probably in need of an upgrade. I’m not a good judge of the nuances of electronics performance.
Your life? Pretty good. I can't complain. Although I do, sometimes.
Your mood? I just woke up and the house is quiet; nothing has happened yet. I'm content.
Missing someone? My brother Tyler, who I only see once a year and who shares my sense of humor completely. He’s quite a bit younger than me so I always feel like I miss out on a lot with him.
Your car? An 8-year-old Nissan Altima that likes to surprise me by refusing to start right away. Will I be stranded somewhere today? There’s always a possibility.
Something you are not wearing? No makeup, no jewelry, no actual shoes, no barrettes in my hair.
Favorite store? I’m not much of a shopper, but I spend a lot of time in Target. On occasion, I try on all the clothes at TJ Maxx.
Your summer? Always too short and packed full. It’s kind of a pressure-cooker.
Like someone? I’m most like my mother. Sometimes my clothing stinks.
Your favorite color? Yellow.
When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday. Today is still too new. I laugh at a lot of things. And why not? If I didn’t laugh, I’d be curled up in a ball sobbing.
Last time you cried? On Saturday while watching two movies: Parental Guidance and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Oh, I’m sorry, did I just say that I hardly watch any TV? Well, I don’t watch any except for nights when I watch TWO movies in a row. For the record, I would not miss them if we did not have TV.
What is one thing on your to-do list? Buy Christmas gifts. ‘Tis the season, people.
Okay, bloggers, now it’s your turn. Copy the questions and get yoself linked up with Old School blogging! Go ahead and tag Brittany (@BrittanyVandy) and Elaine (@elainea) on Twitter with #OSBlogging and see what other trouble you can get into. Non-bloggers, thank you for reading. I love you all.
Now you are up to the minute on me. What about you?