Frequently Asked

Like most new bloggers, I am inundated with questions from thousands of readers a day who are curious about me. Because I can't answer each question individually (I am overwhelmed by too many demands, including organizing my childrens' junk collections and looking up pictures of skin rashes), I compiled several questions and answers here that I hope will be sufficient.

Why should I read your blog?

You certainly don’t have to.  If you do, I am extremely grateful for your interest, and I am also extremely embarrassed for exposing myself like this.   My ultimate goal is for you to say to yourself after reading, “I know exactly what she means," or even "at least I’m not as pathetic as she is.”

What does About 100% mean?

I like to tell stories about my life and experiences, but I have been known to exaggerate or manipulate minor details to make things more interesting.  It’s not a great character trait, for you might think that I’m not very trustworthy.  My response to this is that you can pretty much be sure that mostly everything that you read on this blog is about one hundred percent true.

That’s a stupid name for a blog, and the percentage sign is a terrible idea for web purposes.

Technically, that’s not a question.

Why are you so depressing?

I’ve never considered myself an optimist.  I'd rather look at things as going downhill from the beginning, so if they turn out great, I’m out of my mind elated.  If not, no biggie - I already knew doom was on the horizon.  

Can you get me a glass of water?

Get it yourself.

I hope that these questions cover the large areas of intense curiosity that normally revolve around me.  If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me, and please keep in mind that I am very good at answering questions.  My children and my husband fire them at me at a consistently rapid rate, and I have perfected the skill of deflection or turning a question right back to the questioner. If I don’t have the answer, then I will do my best to find you the answer.  Whether or not it is correct is up for interpretation.

Thank you for your interest!



  1. Yes, it's one I use frequently. :)

  2. Haha! Isn't writing the About Me thing just about the WORST? So embarrassing. I love yours, and the FAQ is hilarious!

    1. Thanks for your kindness! You are so right.

      I read these little torture blurbs from time to time to see if they need to be updated.

      And then I do a little dry heaving.

  3. Hysterical. Get it yourself...cracked me up because I think that may be an appropriate answer for the fifteen thousand "Mommy can you get me's" I hear in a day. Best part day the kid DID get it herself. Awesome.

    1. I hope you recorded that momentous occasion somewhere.

      Sometimes I like to say "Get it yourself, and get me one too."

  4. Honestly, your blog is FUN! I think we'd hang out and laugh a lot if we lived close by.

    1. Thank you so much! That's the sweetest thing I've heard all day. :)

  5. Ha! I just stumbled here and look forward to reading more of your posts. :]