Friday, September 04, 2009

Answers to your questions

No, I didn't actually get 300 questions. But, here are the questions I did get, with my answers:

Tina from asked:Where are you RIGHT now and what are you wearing. And why isn't there a post dedicated to the person who shared with you the secret of the spaces?? HMMMMMMMmmm?? hehe

Well Tina, you DID give me the right answer about the spaces. I guess all that air way up there where you live makes a girl pretty smart. As I read your question I am, as I usually am, sitting at my computer in my office (which has a couch and a TV, so it is a combo office and sleeping spot for the boys) and I am wearing a light blue XXL Tall-T (stolen from the laundry that S2 left here when he went back to school) and my plaid, baggy, flannel boxers. No wonder it took me so long to get pregnant.

Rebel from asks:I would like to know if you will consider coming to BlogHer in NY next year and being my roommate/partner in crime/drinking buddy for the weekend.

Well Rebel, if you can stand seeing me in the above outfit, it is entirely possible. I have thought about going to Blogher but have been intimidated by the thought of all those smart women in one place. I have serious self esteem issues and prefer to live in my little bubble where I am the smartest one. (albeit the only one).

The lovely DD of asks:Would you like to become a grandparent sooner (in less than 5 years) or later? What kind of grandma do you think you'll be?

Well S1 is going to be 21 in November, S2 will be 20 in the, yeah, I think if it was closer to the 5 year mark, sure. I would rather be a younger one than an older one. Though, S2 will be a much better dad. S1, is wound a little tight and a teething baby might make him come unglued. This is the kid that gets pissed when the dog barks at the UPS guy, so patience...not so much. As for what kind of grandma I will be, I will LOVE it. I hope they live close so I can snag them for a day here and there. Our kids didn't get to know grandparents because of age and distance and we didn't get to have any "couple time" because there was nobody to swoop in and take the kids for a bit. I would like to be able to do that. Plus, it will be fun watching my sons be tormented by THEIR kids. Sweet revenge. Get 'em all sugared up and send 'em home :)

Deathstar, a strong woman and someone I would like to meet, at is very nosy. She wonders: Okay, I'm in, panties or g-string? If you were on a desert island, and could bring 3 things, what would it be? How did you meet your husband? How did you lose your virginity? Answer any question or all of them!

Dear lord, either panties or nothing. I spend too much time picking things out of my ass crack as it is. Ok, for the desert island, you said things, not people, so I am leaving my kids home. I would take a case of books (a fraction of the ones that I have yet to read), LOTS of chocolate and some sunscreen. Ahhhh the husband question. It is really one of those stories where in normal circumstances we never would have met. I lived in a nice apartment complex that had a pool. The docs I worked for were closed on Wednesdays so that was my day off too. Normally, I would have been holed up in my apartment, avoiding my slutty room-mate, and watching TV (with the sound of the slutty room-mate having crazy monkey sex in the next room). But, this day was a beautiful day, early June, so I headed out for the pool. As you can imagine, it was empty being the middle of the week in an apartment complex that was 99% young working people. Well, when I walked through the gate, there were 4 guys at the pool. One of them was really really cute (it wasn't my husband, it was his best friend) and for some unknown reason, I suddenly and EXTREMELY UNCHARACTERISTICALLY plunked myself down near the guys instead of heading to the far end of the pool. All of the guys got up and went into the clubhouse but one. He was sound asleep. When he woke up and looked around, he had the dumbest look on his face and it made me laugh. He smiled and 22 months later we got married. ...which leads me to the virginity part...of course it was on my wedding night, and if anyone tells you it was in John S's basement when I was 17, they are lying!!

My gal from the east coast, preppyplayer asked: If you won a million bucks, what are the first five things you would do with it?

I thought this would be an easy one but not really. The first couple of things ~~ I would pay off the house, and set aside a huge chunk to take care of us in our old age (if left up to the kids, we would live in the cheapest nursing home with limited food and heat). That leaves three more things. I would gather all of our family (the 5 of us) along with each of our families (my brother--eeegads, his kids, husbands brothers and their wives and kids etc) and would go on a cruise. I have always been envious of people that go on family reunion type vacations. Although ours would be a bit bizarre, because of the mix of people that would go, imagine the blog fodder it would give me!! So, that leaves two more. I think then, I would find several families that are really doing without, but are good, decent people, trying hard and just not having the luck they need. I would find a way, anonymously to make sure they had the things they needed. No too over the top, no fancy cars or mansions, just the things they need to have an easier life. Doing it this way, I could help more than a few families. Lastly....this is something that I really really want to do before I die. I want to offer scholarships for the "average" kid. Not all kids are in the top 5% of the class and not all are awesome sought after athletes. They are kids like mine. Good, fun, decent, happy, intelligent kids that sure could use some help with tuition and books etc. I would call it "The Average Joe and Jane Scholarship". I would want to pick the kids myself based on their answers to a few questions I would ask. Then I could die a happy woman.

Jen Anderson of the wonderful wonders:If money was no object, what "of the month club" would you sign up for?

This is a tough one. There are so many things that I would like to do. If money was no object, that would mean I wasn't tied to my computer working 14 hours a day, so, I would be free to do things. I think I would join the "trip of the month club". One weekend a month, you could go anywhere, any city, any island, and just recharge.

So that about wraps it up. So how come none of you guy readers asked anything? I imagine, like at my house, you were busy with the remote in one hand and the other one down the front of your pants. I can never tell if the guys are guarding the jewels or keeping their fingers warm. Or both.


Tina said...

You rock. Super duper rock. And if you go to BlogHer I'd consider making the trip also. :)

Anonymous said...

I've never wanted to go to BlogHer before. But seeing how it's practically in my back yard next year...I'm willing to give it a go. There are a few people I would love to meet in real life...and you are one of them.

If you can handle me in my all of my angst ridden "glory", I can handle you in any outfit. Let's do this thing!

*mary* said...

Hahaha! What a great post. I've been busy and slacking on blogging or I would have thrown out a question or two.

Which means- you have to do this again sometime!

Deathstar said...

You are too much! I had a good laugh! You're crazy, I'd bring a hot guy to the desert island!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and the nice words about my weight loss! I'll be back to read more!!

Sitting In Silence said...

Cool post OHN...I am spewing I missed out on know how much I love them LOL x