11 Questions

Look, it’s one of those ridiculous MySpace surveys I secretly loved reborn as a blog meme! My friend Mandy did it a few days ago and I wanted to play along – and THEN my friend Kristi from The Fischer Family tagged me, so I HAD to do it. Win-win!

Post a picture of yourself, tell us 11 things we might not know about you, then write 11 new questions and tag some friends to play along (let them know you tagged them!)


Eleven things about me:

– I’ve been a military dependent my entire life, first because my dad was in (and then retired from) the Coast Guard and then because I married a Navy guy. I can’t imagine a life separate from the military.

– I can play both parts of “Heart and Soul” on the piano at the same time.

– In high school I was seriously into drama and chorus, but haven’t done any acting/singing AT ALL since I graduated. I wish there was an easier way to do that stuff as an adult.

– I played with Barbie dolls until I was 14.

– I have probably never heard of your favorite band because I was too busy listening to my Britney Spears CDs.

– My favorite joke in the whole world: Two pretzels were walking down the street; one was a salted.

– At various points when I was young I was a semi-serious ballerina, gymnast, ice skater and piano player. I always quit right at the point I would need private lessons and/or to practice several hours a day. I wish I had stuck with ONE of them.

– My (not so) secret dream is to run a party planning business.

– From the time I was seven until my freshman semester of college I planned to be a marine biologist. Turns out I love the ocean but hate studying science, so now I just enjoy our aquarium membership.

– An aunt sent me the first Harry Potter book before Harry Potter was A Thing. I read it at the pool hidden behind a Cosmo magazine because I was sooooooo embarrassed to be seen with a kid’s book. She told me it was going to be popular but I didn’t believe her.

– I have a lot of trouble making eye contact with people and use lots of dramatic gestures, facial expressions and hand waving to distract from it.

Here are the questions from Kristi:

  1. Is it soda or pop? And what is your favorite? Soda! Diet Coke, although I’m trying to kick the habit.
  2. What is your go to outfit when you need one? A dress. I LOVE to wear dresses, especially in the summer. I’m looking forward to the end of breastfeeding so I can wear most of my dresses again.
  3. Tell me what you are reading and why? I’m reading a whole pile of parenting books to help me learn to parent my toddler better, and before I fall asleep at night I’ve been reading all the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels. They’re good fluff.
  4. Name a reality TV show you would like to go on? Top Chef! Except I’m not nearly good enough besides in my dreams.
  5. Tell me the best blog you read that you think I should start reading. I seriously love Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary.  She’s an amazing writer and story teller and encourages everyone to speak from their heart.
  6. If you had to move out of your current state where would you go? South Carolina. I loved living there. Although if we’re talking dream-place-to-live I’ll take Paris.
  7. Tell me one rule you had growing up that you will never impose on your own kids. The three bites rule – I want my kids to try new food but we had SO many battles over stuff I knew I hated. I’m hoping to
  8. What is one thing you could not live without? (It can’t be a person) An internet connection. Not only because of my online friends but because I use it to stay in touch with my real friends too!
  9. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Wish I was still asleep? Ha! Most mornings the first thing I do is hand my phone to the toddler so he can sit in the chair and play Angry Birds while I think about getting out of bed.
  10. What would your final meal consist of? Really good pad thai, a cheeseburger, guacamole, red wine, and key lime pie. I would die extremely full.
  11. If you had to pick a song as the “soundtrack of your life what would it be?” It’s not exactly the story of my life but “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You” by Brooks and Dunn is my all time favorite song. My best friend and I got rose tattoos because of it.

Now here are the 11 questions I came up with:

1. What is your favorite color and has it changed over the years?

2. How well do you remember your first kiss? Details, please.

3. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

4. How many siblings do you have and are they older or younger?

5. What are the baby names you used to LOVE but haven’t/wouldn’t ever use?

6. What was your first car?

7. How do you feel about trivia games?

8. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

9. What movie do you watch every time it’s on TV (even though you probably own it)?

10. Do you collect anything?

11. What color is your house and would you change it if you could?

Now I’m going to tag…

Amy from BabyBabyLemon

Audrey from Planet Hausfrau

Laura from The Diniwilks

Alena from Charmingly Chandler

Amanda from Funny Days from A to Z

Brigid from Now Showing!

TMae from Life V 2.0

And anyone else who wants to play! If you think this is lame, go ahead and skip it, I won’t be insulted.


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12 Responses to “11 Questions”

  1. Robyn says:

    i played with Barbies for an embarrasingly long time too…probably around 13-14. My sister and I had elaborate story lines for them and would play in secret with only each other, so that our friends wouldn’t make fun of us. we even had code words and hand signs we would give each other when we wanted to play. i’m not sure why we thought our parents weren’t on to us, or even why they would care…it’s not like they were going to go tell our friends, lol.

  2. Mom D says:

    1 – Purple (light purple) – No
    2 – It was Evan at my going away party – we were an item when he was in 8th grade and I was in 7th, and we moved away at the end of my 7th year of school.
    3 – Anywhere with Evan, even if that is staying at home and just hanging out.
    4 – 3 – older – MUCH older :)
    5 – None that I can think of
    6 – Chevy that sounded like an airplane landing whenever I slowed down.
    7 – They are okay as long as I have the right people on my team
    8 – Waitress at Pizza Hut
    9 – White Christmas
    10 – Nutcrackers
    11 – Reddish brown – no

  3. Shari says:

    I hope your dream becomes reality someday, because you are one amazing party planner! :)

  4. Mama Fisch says:

    Thanks for playing along! I put Heather’s blog in my reader! I watch Top Chef religiously even though half the time I don’t know what they are cooking or saying!

  5. I am exactly the same way about substituting dramatic gestures for eye contact. I don’t know why looking someone in the eye for longer than a few seconds flusters me.

  6. Leah says:

    I love the marine biologist one. I felt the same way about being a forensic pathologist until it became painfully clear that I totally suck at chemistry.

  7. Erin says:

    Yey!!! I made it into the blog!!! :)

  8. Erin says:

    I want to play even though I don’t have a blog to put this on:
    1. Baby Blue and no :)
    2. Not very well. I remember my first kiss with someone significant (one day, after many many days, of riding home from school with the guy who would become my high school boyfriend) but not the junior high kind of stuff that happened before that.
    3. Europe. I would really really like to go to England and Ireland next (I love how I said next like I ever go on vacation) and I would like to take Mitch to Germany. I don’t care if he comes along to England or not :) (I just want it to be when I’m not pregnant so that I can drink alot of beer and tour all the houses and castles that I can stand….which is probably alot.). Least favorite, the Caribbean. There I said it!
    4. 2 – one older and one younger – and two steps but you already knew that.
    5. Amelia. EVERYONE (especially in my family – Alora, Alise, Amaya, Elliana, Ella…etc.) named their daughter something very similar so Mitch and I agreed we will be avoiding any A/E booken names (an A or an E at the front and the back).
    6. Ah, Smokey. I remember you and your toxic dust cloud. Thank you for making me appreciate every other car I’ve ever owned that much more.
    7. Yes! But only if I know lots of the answers. If they are things that I don’t know then they are dumb and stupid and lets play something else. (Friends Trivia anyone?)
    8. That week I worked at the Texas Roadhouse. Or whatever steakhouse that was.
    9. Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version)
    10. Not seriously. I like to own lots of books. Not because of reading them as much as because I HAVE TO HAVE THEM ALL! Does that count? That might not be called “collecting”.
    11. Brick-colored. But the back is brick painted in two very different shades of off-white — so yes, I would change that.

  9. jen_schoeph says:

    i love seeing these from everyone. i think it brings the readers closer to the writers & if they’re friends it brings them closer together as well. it’s fun and enlightening to read people & their likes, dislikes & quirks. :) thanks for sharing!

  10. Kimberly says:

    I LOVE key lime pie. Every night I eat key lime pie flavored yogurt and pretend it’s key lime pie.

  11. heather says:

    Oh you lovely lady. Thank you so much.
    and key lime is my very most favorite. i’m currently off the sugar. isn’t that sad?


    p.s. your instagram photo “self portrait” day? oh my beautiful!!!

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