Monday, March 23, 2015

Old School Blogging – Random Questioning

Old School Blogging is back with a new bunch of questions for me to answer about myself!  I linked up with Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life this month for Old School Blogging, as always. Because Elaine is amazing.  In fact, I call her Amazing Elaine. Ha ha, no I don't.  But I could.  And so can you.  Because she is.  

I admit, it would be more interesting to read about me if I were, say, Kim Kardashian, or Oprah, or even Beyoncé, three people I know almost nothing about.  I mean, nothing more than the average person who doesn’t particularly care for any of them but who is fascinated by their popularity among average people.

But I’m not any of those people.  I’m just me.

So I’m going to try and make myself seem interesting, mmkay?

Here we go!

If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?  Simple: Survivor.  I would probably go very far in the show since I have no strategy skills whatsoever, and those people seem to go pretty far because no one pays attention to them.  I don’t really know how to play games.  I don’t care about winning.  I mean, maybe I would care about winning Survivor – one million clams and all.  But realistically, I’d be that person who sort of flies through under the radar and then at the end there are four people left on the island and the other three warriors are all, “Wait.  What is she doing here?  Let’s take her out.”  Meanwhile I just got a three-week vacation on a tropical island, bad food and bugs notwithstanding. Plus, everyone is RIPPED at the end of that show. 

Name one thing you have saved from your childhood? I actually have quite a few things.  I like to throw stuff away, but I have a bin full of stuff from childhood along with some other items that moved with me through the years.  I have a kindergarten math book and some drawings I made when I was three, hair clippings from my first haircut, and some jewelry I wore when I was a kid.  We recently threw out my old Barbies because my daughter decided that 80s Barbies with trimmed hair are not where it’s at.

If your life had a theme song what would it be?  Is That All There Is? By Peggy Lee

This song is depressing and sort of creepy, I realize.  But throughout life, in every situation, I’ve always wondered what else was behind what was currently happening.  Any version is okay with me, but this is my favorite.  Sing it, Peggy.

Where is your happy place? At home.  In any room, really.  Except for the basement.  We have the most uncomfortable furniture down there.  It’s also cold, dark, and smells like stale popcorn.

What is one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?  How often one should clean out a popcorn maker.  That furniture needs to be replaced periodically.  The length of the grass in the yard.  How many small engines are needed to take care of the exterior of a home.  The worth of dandelions.

What is your favorite fruit?  Eh, fruit.  Bananas, maybe?  Apples?  Watermelon?  Strawberries?  I don’t really care about fruit.

Bowtie or regular tie?  I seriously thought pasta when I read this.  What is regular tie pasta, I thought.  Bowties are okay, I guess, but I prefer corkscrews.  Also, I love a bowtie on a man, but guys, you have to be careful not to look like a douchebag when wearing one.  Just a helpful hint.

Mexican or Italian (food, not men)?  Italian food, Mexican men.  Did I read the question right?

Where do you want to go on Summer vacation?  Paris.  Always Paris.  I probably won’t go this year.  Maybe next?

What are your go-to shoes in your closet?  I own a bunch of comfy sneakers.  My favorites are Nike Eclipses, which are like slippers.  I also have a couple pairs of Chuck Taylor low tops, which aren’t super comfy but they look cute, and I got a pair of Adidas Busenitz for Christmas that I wear a lot.

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Wow, that went fast!  So there you have it – Old School Blogging, random style.   If you’re a blogger and want to link up, visit my friend Elaine from The Miss Elaine-ous Life who got me into this mess, or her friend Julia from Wine in Mom, and check out their posts and some others who also linked up, grab the questions and GO!  And then let me know that you did and I will totally go and read your post.

You can tweet about your list, too – just use #OSBlog.  Find Elaine (@elainea), Julia (@wineinmom) and even me (@about100percent) on Twitter.  Fantastic!



  1. I never even thought about the pasta, ha ha! But now I want some.

    You would totally win at Survivor. :)

  2. I thought pasta as soon as I read that question, lol.

  3. I too, thought about pasta. I love pasta, but don't often go for the bowtie. I like something with spirals or ridges so that it grabs more sauce. I'm saucy. :)

    1. Me too - I like sauce. And bowties don't have enough places to fork into them - just that little part in the center. I prefer ridged pasta too, like radiatori or rotini, or even campanelle. I'd say that bowties are probably among my least favorite pasta shapes.

      I really like talking about pasta.

  4. Agree on the bowtie pasta and bowties on guys for that matter. It's a thin line between handsome and douchenozzle.

    1. Yes. You are so correct! And douchenozzle - snort. :)

  5. The ones who fly under the radar of any reality show, always end up in the final! Weird how that is.

    1. They seem to end up at the end, and I root for them every time. They don't win, but I can see myself in them. I'm totally the "wait a minute - she's still here?" player.