Monday, November 18, 2013

Old School Blogging – November

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?


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33 comments:

  1. Yay, yellow!
    I love your answers. They are all so you. xo

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    1. I love that you also love yellow. It's an under-appreciated color in my opinion.

      Thanks, girl! xo

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  2. I'm with Alison...so you! Yellow is a fantastic color. I have to say I am always floored when I remember you have a son who is a jr. you look so darn young! And lovely. Thanks so much linking up!

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    1. Thanks Brittany! You are my favorite for saying so. :)

      Disclosure: That pic of me and my brother was a few years ago, when I was firmly - and happily - in my 30s.

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  3. OMG! I HAD A NISSAN ALTIMA, TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. DID IT EVER LEAVE YOU STRANDED ANYWHERE? Mine hasn't yet, but it thinks that would be totally hilarious.

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  4. ::raises hand:: I've totally tipped a cow here in Michigan. boom.

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    1. You HAVE? We always joked about it, but never did it. I was always afraid of getting manure on my Doc Martens. ;)

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  5. Love your answers, especially the one about wine. I SO agree. Well, when I'm not 7 months pregnant. Sigh.

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    1. Thanks, Tonya. And about the wine - it won't be long now!

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  6. This was so much fun to read, especially your dreams. Love your answers!

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    1. Thanks Kerstin! I have a totally different view of Gwyneth after I dreamed about her, like I know her secrets or something. Is that creepy? That sounds creepy.

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  7. You helped a celebrity move? You have cool dreams. I never remember my dreams - I could probably count on one hand the dreams that I remember in the course of a whole year.
    This was great, Andrea - love this chance to get to know you better. :)

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    1. Thank you Kim!! This was a fluke. I never remember my dreams, and the past two nights I remembered them. Since I had kids I don't remember them as much. Darn momma brain.

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  8. I live for the Maxx. And your blog.

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    1. Thank you Keely! xoxo

      I haven't been to TJX in a while. A trip is in order.

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  9. Please tell me...what would "corning" be, exactly?

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    1. It's when you sit in a roadside cornfield at night and throw corn kernels at passing cars. It's definitely something that would get you arrested today. Although I never actually hit a car with any corn.

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  10. I had the "corning" question, too! I stopped pulling my grays when I realized it wouldn't take long before I'd be bald.

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    1. Ha Poppy! I had to stop pulling the grays for the exact same reason.

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  11. Cream cheese muffins? Those exist? Where can I eat all of them?

    Anyway, I wandered here after adding my OSBlog link to Elaine's post and I'm glad I did. Your answers remind me of my answers. Are we the same person?

    And I think you actually did help Gwyneth Paltrow move out of her apartment. Maybe it wasn't a dream. How about that!

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    1. OMG I'm still cracking up at the 'Where can I eat all of them' comment. I don't know where you can get cream cheese muffins anymore. I got them in college a hundred years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They were as big as my hand and terrible for my physique. I entered college a girl and returned a woman who looked like she had eaten cream cheese muffins every day.

      We could be the same person. Do you know Gwyneth Paltrow?

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    2. Maybe I am Gwyneth Paltrow.

      Didn't you help me move the other day?

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  12. I love it when you play along because then I know I will laugh! :) I want to hang out with you and your funny-as-you brother! Although I might have to wear a Depends... ;p

    Thanks for playing along, girlie!

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    1. You're welcome! I love Old School Blogging. Of course I wasn't a blogger back then.

      You can hang out with my brother and I anytime!! I don't even care if you pee in your pants.

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  13. What an amazing dream. I hardly ever remember my dreams and it always amazes me when others have such intricate ones! And your fears? Yes to pretty much all of them.

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    1. I usually don't remember my dreams. But I remembered them two nights in a row this week. I knew that I had to write about them.

      My mother remembers almost all of her dreams. She tells them like she would explain a movie plot. It's amazing and I tell her to write them down for the love of everything holy and right! She won't.

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  14. I hardly watch any TV too oh and I too have fears of drowning. Weird and that's the scariest dreams for me to drown lol.

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    1. I've had those dreams, too! The TV thing bothers me. Because TV is a great topic of conversation. I just sit and listen and have nothing to add.

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  15. omg, your dream! And also you look fab in that picture!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It was taken about 3 years ago. I like to think I still look this young and vibrant.

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  16. I need to know more about "corning."

    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one that was passed over when they handed out the ambitious gene.

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    1. Ha Ha Greta! Corning was when you hid in a roadside cornfield and threw handfuls of corn kernels at passing cars. It is not an advisable activity for children.

      Only one person ever stopped to chase us. Thus ended my corning phase.

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