Monday, March 17, 2014

Old School Blogging – Random Edition

Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life has a new co-pilot this month for Old School Blogging, and it is none other than Kim from Co-Pilot Mom!!

Man, I kill me.

This month they’re teaming up to ask Random Questions.  I love random questions, because you can really get to know a person in a short time by firing random questions at them.  Like what’s your favorite soup?  And does gel toothpaste freak you out?  It’s like Getting To Know You Cliff’s Notes. 

So of course I’m playing along, because I never pass up an opportunity for all of you to get to know me better.  I’m a giver like that. 

So buckle up, everyone.  You are cleared for takeoff. 

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Yeah, I know.

What is the last thing you watched on TV?  Ah, jeez, this is hard.  I watch so little TV.  The last thing I watched was an episode of Parenthood, the TV show.  I love that show.  It’s my favorite guilty pleasure, and it’s a really good show and not some nonsense that melts my brain.  Every single episode makes me cry - no exception.  The problem with never watching TV is that I never know when a new season has started, and I end up having to binge watch because I missed the whole season.  And I’m not much of a binge watcher.  I know – it’s un-American.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing?  I went outside to put some trash in the can, because there were several bags in the garage, which is my first step of trash hauling.  It will sit in the garage for a day or so, and when I’ve amassed several bags, I transfer them all to the outside can.  And now you know every single detail of my garbage habits.

What is on the walls of the room you are in?  I’m in the kitchen, and other than cabinets, we have one picture on the wall – ONE.  Huh.  I never noticed that before.  Here’s a picture of it:  


We got it at IKEA.  Arty!  
In other news, we should redecorate.

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?  My house.  A Mercedes. Clothes.  Diamonds.  A vacation.  I would not be a millionaire very long.

Tell me something about you that most people don't know.  This is hard!  I feel like I spill all my dirty secrets on my blog, and that everybody knows everything about me.  Except for the private things that nobody needs to know.  Okay.  I have selective claustrophobia.  I’m okay in elevators, but an airplane isn’t big enough inside, and I don’t like to sit on the inside of a booth.  OMG that is so boring.  Who DOESN'T have selective claustrophobia?

Who made the last incoming call on your phone? This is so sad.  It was an 800 number.  I missed it, darn.  Before that it was my husband.  I missed that one, too.  I don’t know why my husband calls me on my cell phone.  I never answer it.  Because I’m usually home, and we have a land line.  Can someone tell me why people call cell phones instead of home phones, especially when they are your husband and know that you never answer your cell phone?

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?  I would get hardwood floors everywhere.  I would get the entire yard landscaped.  I would get the upstairs repainted.  I would hire someone to come in and decorate and replace the tacky IKEA art.

What was the last thing you bought?  Gas.  My son and I were on our way to pick up his friends to take them all to youth group, and I looked at the gas gauge and it said “0 miles until empty.”  I panicked and gingerly drove to the gas station, praying that we wouldn’t be stranded on the side of the road.  We were late to youth group.

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?  Sky diving.  It feels like the possibility of banging your body against the side of a mountain is less when you’re jumping out of a plane. 

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?  Well, it would have to be someone who eats food.  Someone who likes to drink wine.  And someone who is smart and would be a good conversationalist.  And it would have to be a woman.  Does anyone famous fit this bill?  How about Tina Fey?  Does La Tina eat food?

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?  It would have to be some kind of modern-style furniture store.  Like BoConcept or something.  I would be able to buy a sofa and one chair.

Is the glass half empty or half full?  I broke all the glasses.

What's the farthest-away place you've been?  Germany.  That doesn’t seem very far.  I want to say Fiji!  Or Bora Bora!  Or Argentina!  Or The North Pole!  Ew.  Maybe not the North Pole.  It seems cold there.

No thanks, Santa.  I'm good.

What's under your bed?  An under-the-bed box filled with book jackets.  You know, the paper covers on hardback books?  I don’t know.  A back massager and a neck massager.  A heating pad.  You know, normal stuff that all hip, interesting and painfully cool people store under their beds.

What is your favorite time of the day?  Early morning.  No one’s up except me and the fine people of the internet who don’t ask me to bring their sports stuff to school or ask me to make them a sandwich.

What inspires you?  Other people.  When I see or hear that someone did something amazing, I am inspired to do the same.  Also, if they personally encourage me, I’m all in. 

This is Old School Blogging at its finest, people.  Want to play? Join Elaine and Kim – link up on either of their websites, and tweet at them (@elainea and @copilotmom, #OSBlog) when you come up with your own answers to the questions.  Follow Elaine around so you can always be up-to-date on the next Old School Blogging opportunity.  She’s cool like that.  And follow Kim around too.  She totally makes more airplane jokes than I do. Have fun!

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34 comments:

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    1. Ha ha. It totally is a neck massager. If I used it for any other purpose it would be a little... um, unwieldy. It is a huge device, actually, more like a travel pillow than anything. But I like your seedy side.

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  2. I don't have selective claustrophobia, but I'm weird about restaurant seating. I don't like my back to doors and exposed areas. I like sitting in corners, facing out so I can see what's going on. What?

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    1. Yes! I am the same way. I call my back to the wall preferences "spy seating."

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  3. You summed it up - this is Old School Blogging at its finest :D

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    1. Thanks, Kerstin! I love random questions. :)

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  4. I never watch TV either, and we don't have cable or a DVR, so I have to either watch online or buy on Amazon. Seeing as we only watch like 2 shows, it's still cheaper than cable. But I did used to watch Parenthood, and I liked it mostly. Except for when they would all talk over each other. That was annoying.

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    1. They do talk all over each other, and I think I've gotten used to it. I am amazed at it, actually, because I think that style of dialogue would be very hard to learn.

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  5. I had the same thought as Laura!! :)

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    1. You guys have dirty minds... and I want to sit next to you at every social function.

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  6. I wouldn't be a millionaire very long either. I am VERY good about our little budget now, but if you started adding zeros to our bank account? All bets are off. I want all the things. And experiences. And my own plane, so I don't have to worry about all the other people in the too-small place.

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    1. YES! I didn't even think about a private plane. Makes perfect sense.

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  7. I love the early morning when the house is quiet. And I would totally put hardwood floors in if I could.

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  8. Yeah, yeah. Totally have a "neck massager" under my bed too! wink, wink!

    And me and my hubby have the same phone thing going on a lot. I'm like, Just call me at the house (because many times I leave my phone in the van...)

    Lunch with you and Tina Fey (I'm inviting myself) would be SO funny!! :D

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    1. Yes, please come to my Tina Fey lunch. You could laugh at my jokes while she gives me extreme eye rolls.

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  9. Love that you picked Tina Fey. Yeah, I would love to go on an all night bender with Tina Fey. Screw lunch!

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    1. How awesome would it be to say to your husband, "Sorry, honey. I can't go to to your work function that night. I have a GNO with Tina."

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  10. heh. massager. That is what we're calling it now?

    Also, yes, gel toothpaste DOES freak me out.

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    1. Oh, no, Katie, not you too? Join the gutter chicks above. And then ivite me to your party. ;)

      YES! Another gel- toothpaste avoider. I accidentally bought some and am always suspicious. What IS it made out of? It can't be good for me.

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  11. I always love these posts - this one has some super fun questions. I hate those book jackets but I feel like I have to save them all because....
    And, I'm all about having wine at lunch!!!

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    1. Yay wine at lunch! We must be soul mates.

      You know what the book jackets do? They keep the dust off book covers. I found that out the hard way.

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  12. I love Parenthood. It reminds me of my own big family, and I used to love the original movie. What's funny is that I come from a family of five and my siblings' personalities SO match the show. My older sister is...always finding herself. My baby sister is very serious about her career. My older brother is very serious and family-minded. My other brother is a wayward musician. The show is just missing a ME! I have selective claustrophobia too! Planes are generally fine but elevators are NOT! Hate them.

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    1. Wow - your family is exactly like Parenthood the TV show! I always feel like I have to clarify which one I'm talking about. I also love the movie, and recently watched it with my kids, and my daughter came out of it crushing on Steve Martin. She's ten, which means that he still has it.

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  13. I never buy pictures for the walls because I don't buy them unless I love them AND I think they are affordable. In my kitchen I have cows. I LOVE them. I got them at a flea market. They are very happy cows.

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    1. I'm the same, only buying what I love for the walls. Your cows sound cute! I used to be much more indiscriminate with art, which means that I've gotten rid of a lot of it over the years. I tolerate this IKEA print, but I'm holding out for a built-in cabinet there so it will stay for a little while more.

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  14. you crack me up. Seriously.

    and I'm so glad you like Parenthood, I don't have many friends that do, but GAH, that show is fantastic and I cry during every episode too.

    getting to know you is awesome and a bit bipolar, just the right amount of Crazy and "The King and I" ;)

    loved it. (Plus we are ALL selectively claustrophobic ..we are! )

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    1. Thanks Kir! I'm so happy to find fellow Parenthood fans! We hide in plain view, it seems.

      Now I'm off to watch The King and I. ;)

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  15. I currently have nothing on the walls of my kitchen. We used to have a whiteboard calendar on the wall but we just painted the kitchen and I have decided that the calendar is not pretty enough to return. I am kind of liking the bare walls though.
    Also, I love all your airplane jokes. :)

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    1. Freshly painted walls are the best - I don't mind you for keeping them bare! That's actually why there's not much hanging on our walls now - it's been two years since we painted, and I still love how clean they are.

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  16. You are funny and I adore you. And I love the inside of the booth - it's my favourite. I feel so . . . tucked in. We would make perfect booth partners.

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    1. The booth situation doesn't surprise me one bit. :)

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  17. I'm an early morning person as well....and Germany is the farthest away I've been.

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    1. I used to downplay my love of the dark mornings, but I became happiest when I embraced them AND that part of me.

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