1. What quality do you love most about yourself?
I’m empathetic and will do almost anything I can to help someone out.
2. Would you rather have a million dollars or the ability to fly?
Hmm…My first instinct was to say the million dollars because I have a pathological fear of flying (true story: when boarding a plane as a child, I turned to the ticket agent and asked her how many she had seen crash. My mom threatened that it would be my last trip to Disney ever). However, then I realized my fear is actually crashing, not flying, so it might be cool to fly everywhere. But then I realized that, unless everyone got this wish to fly, I would be pretty lonely. Like, I could fly to Hawaii, but D would not be able to come. Maybe I could fly him superman style in my arms, but he weighs almost 100 pounds more than me, so that seems slightly infeasible. All of this is my longwinded way of saying I would take the million dollars and buy 2 airline tickets if I really wanted to go somewhere.
3. How long were you with your husband before you realized he was 'the one'?
In college, I was perennially single. For some reason or another, I never really went on more than a few dates with anyone person. With this in mind, I remember being on a third date with D. We went to Blockbuster to rent a video (gosh, does that sentence tell you how long ago we started dating) and were debating different movies. At one point, D said, “oh, let’s just get this movie and we’ll get the other one next time”. And I remember thinking, “Next time? That’s awfully optimistic” because at some point on that date I had decided I was probably going to end things. However, we went back to my place to watch the movie, and, I don’t know what clicked, but all of a sudden, sitting next to him on the couch with his arm around me, everything felt so right. And I knew I wanted to get to know this guy better and that I definitely wanted to go on another date.
Since then, he has, in a million little ways, made me positive that giving fourth date was the best decision I could have made.
4. What is one bad habit that you wish you could break?
My slovenly ways. Everywhere I go looks like a little tornado hit it and I would rather have a root canal then clean the bathroom. My dream is that someday D will see a cleaning lady as a justified expense...
5. Do you speak a foreign language? If so, which one?
Technically, I should be able to speak French since I have taken (I kid you not) seven years of it. However, beyond “oui” and “bonjour” and “croissant” I am pretty much lost. It’s sad.
6. If you could be any animal, what would it be?
An iguana or lizard on a hot rock out in Arizona. I love the warmth.
7. Would you rather only be able to talk like Yoda or breath like Darth Vader?
Ha! Hands down talk like Yoda. The first time I saw Star Wars I was a little kid. I also was a huge hypochondriac. I remember watching the movie with my dad, and everytime Darth Vader came on the screen, I would have to leave the room because I got so panicked by the way he breathed. I would clutch my throat and fear it was closing up and making me breath like him. So yeah, in order to keep those repressed childhood memories down, I am definitely going with the Yoda voice.
8. Who has been your biggest role model?
My mom. She is amazing. The love and time and attention she gives each of us in our family (and I am one of four very needy children) is indescribable. D jokes that I need to cut the cord all the time, but truly, she is one of my best friends. She has pretty much laid out the blueprint for the type of mother I want to be when the time finally comes. Plus, her marriage is enviable in how close she and my step-dad are, how they still make each other a priority, and how, after over 25 years together, they still seem like newlyweds. I love how her priority of family comes through in everything she does.
9. Name your best physical quality and why.
I would say my height. I am 5’9 inches tall. I don’t love it (to be honest, I always wanted to be a pixie-ish waif), but if I had to say the number one compliment I get, it would be how tall I am.
10. How has infertility changed you?
It’s made me snarkier? No, I think it has taught me that I am stronger than I ever thought I was (even if I do have to be slightly snarky to get through it).
11. Name one thing that not a lot of people know about you.
As a child, I was a member of the Saved by the Bell fan club (So was my sister K. I will bring her down with me). I know you are jealous.
Here are my questions:
1. What did you want to be growing up?
2. What TV show is a “must have” on your dvr?
3. What is the best vacation you have ever taken?
4. What is the best book you ever read?
5. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
6. The best breakfast food is….
7. If you could have any celebrity over for dinner, dead or alive, who would it be?
8. Team Jacob or Edward (or Team Twilight is Terrible)?
9. Sweet or Salty food?
10. Describe yourself in 3 words.
11. What’s one goal you have for yourself this year?
I am not going to tag anyone because I feel like a lot of people have already done this, but if you haven’t been tagged yet and want to do it, feel free to say I tagged you and play along!