Continuity note: I answered some of these Friday afternoon and some Sunday evening. In addition to being an old-school blogger, I am also an extremely lazy and procrastinating blogger.
What is the last thing you watched on TV? Vikings. Some of us aren’t allowed to watch girly shows like Grey’s Anatomy on Thursdays anymore. We have to watch dudes with funny haircuts hack each other up with axes. I do really love when someone yells, “Shield wall!” and they all make, well, a shield wall to protect themselves from an arrow onslaught. I feel as if I should have some similarly useful phrase I could yell to protect me from the onslaught of my children. Like, they would all start harassing me for screen time or ice cream sandwiches and I could be all, “Blanket wall!” and be impervious.
When did you last step outside? What were you doing? I left my house at 9:45 this morning to meet my friend for a walk. We try to meet every week to walk around a local nature center. Often I will run there and we’ll walk three miles and she’ll drive me home. It’s a 3-5 mile run there depending on what route I take. Today I took the 3-mile route, but walked for part of it because I was tired. Also, it was really cold out there.
What is on the walls of the room you are in? Everything. We have several vintage music posters. I have a Bob Dylan Think Different poster—my first ebay purchase ever back in the early aughts. We have a vintage movie poster from The Godfather, a self-portrait of Sam playing his flute, a Harvey Birdman graphic, and original Jerry Garcia art.
I also have handprints from all three of my kids that Alex had made for me a few years ago.
One of my other favorite things on the wall is my race bib holder.
If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? A new house, immediately. Maybe 16 or 17 new cats. Possibly a bread maker—like a person, not a machine.
Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. I think you guys know everything by now. Hmmmmm. Okay, here’s something: Once a food becomes a “kid food” in my house, I can’t eat it anymore. I used to eat peas, but after my kids were little and I fed them a lot of peas, I can’t eat them anymore. I love goldfish crackers, but I rarely eat them because they are kid food. My kids eat about a million chocolate chip Fiber One granola bars a week, but I would have to be close to starving to eat one. If my weird little brain decides something is solely a kid food, I won’t be eating it again. I don’t know why.
Who made the last incoming call on your phone? On my cell phone, my mom. On my home phone, three spam calls and then my mom. I try to discourage phone calls from pretty much everyone but my mom, my sister, and Alex, so it seems that my plan is working.
If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? Burn it to the ground.
Oh, wait, did that question say “without worry about expense, mess, or criminal prosecution”? No? Never mind then.
What was the last thing you bought? I am organizing Quinn’s school’s movie night, which is tonight. I have three giant bags of donated popcorn in my car. This morning I went to the grocery store to buy paper sacks to serve it in. Related, my car smells like popcorn.
Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Hells yeah.
If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? I don’t think I would want to do this. I think it would stress me out. I don’t like eating lunch with one person, period. Too much pressure. (Unless I know you well.)
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? All of them.
Is the glass half empty or half full? My glass is currently completely empty and it makes me sad because I’m going to have to walk all the way to the kitchen to fill it up again.
What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been? Norway. My mom lived there for several years when I was in college and I visited her a couple times. It’s a really beautiful country.
What’s under your bed? Probably a cat.
What is your favorite time of the day? Not morning, that is for sure. I don’t think I have a favorite time of day, but I know that I really enjoy my late nights when everyone else in my house is asleep. They are my calming hours.
What Inspires you? Adult autistic advocates. I wish I were as brave as many of them are. I get stressed and tired and overwhelmed and instead of staying in the game, I withdraw to safety. I am in awe of how consistently these men and women put themselves out there even though it can be so hard. I don’t always agree with what they say (although often I do), but even when I don’t, I admire their tenacity.
I’d love to hear your answers to some of these questions in the comments. You be old school too!