Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Life is Good!!! And I'm Nosy!


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Thanks to Brooke of Cupcake Queen Book Reviews for passing this lovely award along! I do very much appreciate it! I'd like to give it to:
The truth is, these are some of my favorite bloggers whether I've been following them for long or not, and I'm nosy! I want to know how they'd answer the questions below.

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?

Sometimes I do wish I blogged anonymously. Now that I'm working for a college full-time and whatnot, it would be nice to slink back a bit. Oh well, too late!

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

Oh crap, I'm one of the most stubborn people I know, and that's not necessarily a good thing. I once read Chuck's mother the riot act when she lived with us because she refused to do the dishes the way I'd requested. We were trying to get the kids in a habit of doing their own dishes to cut down on the workload, and she just wouldn't conform. We had it out, verbally, as a result. It's not only an example of my hard-headedness, but also the female battle for territory when the mother-in-law lives in.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Shallow answer: Bad hair! I haven't had it cut for ages, far before Greyson was born, and if it wasn't curly it would touch my butt. I also have a few too many grey hairs for my taste, so I need a color job! I have plans for the near future to cut it short and dye it red.

Thoughtful answer: Someone who just wants to do the right thing, who is painfully, stressfully responsible. I pride myself on being a moral and responsible adult, and I can thank my mom for making me that way. When life cuts in and keeps me from accomplishing what needs doing, I get really upset at myself and life.

4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

Alcoholic: Blue Moon Honey Moon ale
Non: Diet Pepsi!

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Lately I've taken to window shopping in my downtime. Sometimes it just feels good to be out of the house alone for a dose of independence. I go try on shoes, whether I buy them or not. I might peruse the home decorating stores for cool new stuff. When it comes to reading, I like to park myself in Barnes and Noble and download free Nook content.

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

I desperately want to buy a house. Not only is our space too small, I've just always wanted a home I could mold into something of my own. I am also thinking of taking my career in a slightly different direction. It involves getting back into the swing of Library School.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?

I was something somewhere in between. I was a very good student and considered a goody-goody to a large extent. I had a huge range of friends from stoners, to other goody-goody overachievers, to athletes, and artsy folk. For a long time I didn't have any particular crowd, but I found a group of girls--the "Table of Success"--who were much like me and could adapt to any situation. I was the school mascot (complete with Fox costume), I was in art, I was literary, I got my tongue pierced when I was a senior, I was ready to go to college as soon as humanly possible. I was all over the place.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualise a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?

Greyson's birth! Highly predictable answer, but so true. My life changed completely in that moment. I have never loved anyone as much as I love that little boy, and if it's even remotely possible, he's made me even MORE responsible and determined to do good things for people.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

Uh, yeah. I've been pretty darn open on this blog over the years. I've discussed depression, abuse, pornography, politics, religion, feminism, environmentalism, social responsibility. I've dropped the "F bomb" a lot in my younger days. I've ranted and raved. I've been quiet and introspective. It's only in the last 3-4 years that I've taken this sharp turn towards books. Before that it was much more about life and school and partying and growing up.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

Read! Because it's my favorite thing. It makes me feel satisfied with life.


  1. I'm glad that you answered these. I too am nosy about bloggers. Today has been a gold mine.

  2. This was fun! We need to go shopping sometime - I love to try on shoes - the more outrageous they are, the better!

  3. Loved the questions and adored the answers! Cheers!

  4. Aw :D Thanks, Andi!!! You made a sick boy's night :) I so loved your answers here!! And I totally agree that the real you shines through in your blog...at least I'm assuming it's the real you...hmmmm.....:p But yes, I get a clear picture of your personality! Looking forward to doing this one!

  5. Woohoo! Thanks for the award!!!! (Note to self, I will always do the dishes the way you tell me to). :)

  6. Thanks, Nicole! One of the best parts really is getting to know people's tastes in books AND the real person behind the blog. BBAW is really a goldmine!

    Kathy, I'm ready! The more outrageous the better indeed!

    Thanks, BOOKWORMS!

    Chris, I'm sick too! It must be going around in a big way. And thank you. I try to just be me. :)

    LOL, thanks, Coffee and a Book Chick! Looking forward to your answers. And YOU can do dishes however you want. :D

  7. I can't even express how much I loved reading this! I laughed, because I am famously hard-headed as well (which was fine until I passed on that gene to my youngest :P) and I got teary-eyed about Greyson's birth (because yeah, it's just oh-so-true). Yep, loved every second I spent reading this.

  8. Aww shucks! Thanks for the award, Andi! Those are some interesting questions - and great answers!

  9. Love Blue Moon! Congrats on the award. It is always nice to learn more about our fellow bloggers!


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