All You Ever Wanted to Know. And Then Some.
I was debating on either sharing a quiche recipe with you today or ranting some more about my job, when the intriguing International Woman of Mystery tagged me in my first ever game of, well… Internet Tag, I guess.
Can you believe I’ve been a blog tag virgin for almost an entire year?
So the deal is I had to answer a bunch of random questions. Nineteen, to be exact, which makes me think that someone somewhere along the line decided to delete one of the questions.
Read carefully – you might just learn something about me that you never knew.
Here we go:
1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are the members of your family?
Family. Sounds crazy, but my dogs understand my moods and act accordingly.
But kids? Kids just don’t get me.
2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
Small scale: My hard drive, which I still haven’t had the heart to throw out, will magically restore itself and give me my life back.
Large scale: I’m an internationally famous world traveler, eater, and t.v. personality who has all her shit together and makes everyone around her happy all the time.
3. What is the one thing most hated by you?
I don’t really hate much. I guess it disturbs me when people misunderstand me or overreact or don’t give me the benefit of the doubt or tell me to “chill.”
I am chill. WTF is your problem?
4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
I’d buy you a monkey. (Haven’t you always wanted a monkey?)
Oh wait, that’s a million.
You said a billion. That’s a lot of money. I’d travel. Buy art. Pay off my loans. Buy each of my parents and in-laws fabulous vacations (but not to the same place at the same time – that would be cruel). Charities. Investments.
Pour millions into researching ways money can, in fact, buy happiness.
5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
Happy people. And puppies.
6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
Although I’m sure this question is referring to parents unconditionally loving their babies or a husband still loving his wife after 30 years of marriage even though she doesn’t remember him because she has Alzheimer’s; however, those situations aside, IF you love someone who doesn’t love you back, that could truly feel like a curse. So I’m gonna have to go with being loved, even though that sounds like the more selfish answer.
I guess that’s because it is.
7. What is your bedtime routine?
Remove contacts, wash face, floss, brush teeth, put on chap stick, get naked, sometimes read or watch t.v. while Justin rubs my back, go to sleep. There are other factors that vary, obviously, but those items are the most… routiney.
8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?
At an Irish pub, introduced by his sister. He wiped off my boob when I spilled some of my drink on my shirt.
Instant connection. ;)
9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?
Oh, wow… Way too many choices on this one. Kurt Vonnegut writing a book. Kellie MacQuoid creating a painting. Avett Brothers composing a song. Anthony Bourdain doing anything he does. (Well, not quite anything.)
10. What kinds of books do you read?
Anything I find that looks interesting. Fiction and Nonfiction. I realize that’s vague, but there ya go. My favorite book is still Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. I don’t know why.
11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
I don’t know what I’m doing this afternoon, let alone in 10 years.
12. What’s your fear?
See blog title. And this post.
And the sound biscuit tubes make when they pop open because you never know when they’re gonna pop.
And Sponge Bob Square Pants. Has there ever been a scarier creature in all of cartoon world?
13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to visit outer space?
Gut reaction? HELL to the YES. But I think I would need a more concise definition of “junk food” before I could 100% commit.
14. Would you rather be single and rich or married, but poor?
Well that’s kind of an unfair question, considering I am married, which means I have to say “married but poor” so my husband doesn’t think I’m telling him I want a divorce. BUT, if I were answering this question 5 years ago, I probably would’ve said “single and rich” due to the lack of qualifiers in the original question.
Allow me to explain: Since financial problems are one of the biggest issues with unhappily married couples these days, and the question doesn’t specify that the marriage would be happy, I can only presume that if I answered “married but poor,” not only would I be completely miserable with my spouse who’s probably developed drug or alcohol abuse problems to emotionally deal with the fact that he squandered the last of our savings at the race tracks trying to fund his next big idea, but I also wouldn’t be able to buy things like flat screen t.v.s and big houses and nice cars that would at least allow me to pretend that I’m happy.
Oh, and he’d probably hit me. Because I tend to mouth off.
So obviously the better choice here would be “single and rich.” I could live comfortably, pay friends to like me, give money to charities to make me feel good about myself, and have a hot, young cabana boy named Alejandro to take care of my “other” needs… like back rubs and foot massages.
And let’s be honest here: single does not imply loveless or sexless. But sometimes, marriage does.
Think about it.
15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Start wondering whether it’s actually time to get up and debating whether opening my eyes to check the clock is worth the risk of not being able to fall back asleep.
16. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?
I wouldn’t. I’d change me.
17. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I already did that, when I got married. It wasn’t a fun process.
Besides, if nothing else, I’m always Katie.
18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?
No matter how horrible? Seriously? Of course not.
Like… If Justin tied me to a chair and force-fed me French toast and simultaneously made me watch Sponge Bob while opening refrigerated biscuit tubes, I could never forgive that.
19. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
I seriously think only eating one thing for 6 months would be torturous. I need variety in my life.
But I’d probably have to say Reese’s Peanut Butter EGGS. They’re peanut butter cups, but in an egg shape. And everything’s better in an egg shape.
Which means I’d have to start stocking up like… right now.
Oh, and all the calories wouldn’t matter because my body would probably try to physically expel that crap even faster than I could take it in.
So weight loss would be like a bonus.
I know this is a bum thing to do, but I’m not going to tag anyone specifically. If you follow my blog, have a blog of your own, and want to answer these questions, I’d love to see your answers!