- When you were a senior in high school, what career did you think you’d choose? Did you? Why or why not?
In high school, I didn't have a "career" in mind. I wanted to do something businessy, which I can't say I have...yet... And I knew it would be temporary, 'cause I wanted to be a mommy, which I haven't...yet...
- What one thing about the “real world” did you find most surprising once you were on your own?
401k, life insurance, health insurance, all that mumbo jumbo. I still don't get it all, I understand the basics, but not enough to make me dangerous. Oh, and once I joined 'the real world' the car that I was driving, owned by my parents, was passed down to the next sibling... So guess who had to be a big girl and purchase her own car, as well as pay for gas and insurance and repairs and maitenance and oil changes and pine tree car fresheners... Also, saving money is much harder when you're in 'the real world'. When you have few to no expenses, besides trips to the mall and movies, it's easy to save. Not so much any more.
- Name 3 things you think your closest friends DON’T like about you.
Um, can't say they've ever told me, so I don't know. I'm gonna guess that 1) I'm not good at keeping touch, 2) I have a large chest, so they're a little jealous (ok, they've kinda said that or poked fun at it), and 3) ... ... I'm drawing a blank here.
- In order to sleep, do you need background noise or absolute quiet?
Depends how tired I am. Generally silence, but I can tolerate minor, subtle noises.
- Why do you choose to reside in your current city? Yes, you have a choice.
Yes, I've thought about this before too. Often. I live here because of family and friends. And the fact that I have a great job is a bonus to stay put. And face it, I live in California. And not busy city LA or Bay Area. I live in quiet flat Central Valley, where I'm 2 hours from mountains, snow, San Fracisco, the beach, Monterey, and wine countries (yes, I said countries because there are many areas in my state besides Napa).
- Are you close to your parents?
Yes. In fact, I'm so close that all I have to do to see them is walk across the street. It's great, I walk my dog across and she hangs out there all day while I'm at work. And my dad just drives his little lawn mower across and mows my lawn (his landlord duty). I'm close to my whole family. And today is my mom's birthday. Give her a shout out in the comments.
- What is your favorite fiction book? Poem? Blog?
Book - Just about every book I read is a favorite, even if only for a short period of time before I read the next book. So, right now, it's The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. Yes, I just finished reading it this past weekend.
Poem - Ummmm... Can't say I have one.
Blog - I love the Pioneer Woman's blog. It's so real. She's funny too! And watch out, her love story about how she met, fell in love with, and was in a relationship with her husband was purchased by Sony Pictures. A movie is in the works!
- Do you enjoy cooking or is it a chore?
I enjoy cooking. I do not enjoy cooking for one. I like to take my time cooking, and not feel rushed. But I do enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen.
- Be honest. What one thing would (the majority of) your blog readers be shocked to find out about you?
I'm really not that exciting. I'm a bore. I'm a home-body. And I don't live a glamorous life. I'm sorry to disappoint you...
- If you were given your own national holiday, what would you require people to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Day of You? Would there be a parade? Greeting cards?
No parade, I don't want that much attention on me. No greeting cards, heaven knows we don't need another commercial holiday. Too many holidays are already centered around dinner. So my holiday would be a little backwards. How about breakfast for dinner. For morning breakfast the normal would be regular stuff: toast, cereal, etc. Lunch would be whatever. But for dinner, you have to go all out with breakfast foods. French toast or pancakes or waffles with eggs and sausage and a fruit salad and fresh squeezed juice. Or mimosas, which ever you fancy. Everyone would get the day off from work for sure. But I think that banks and dry cleaners and the such should have to be open. So then normal people that work 8-5 and can never get to the places that close by 5 have a chance to get their errands done. And school would still be in session so mom and dad get a break to get stuff done without having to worry about the kids. But teachers already get a lot of holidays and breaks (summer, christmas, spring), so they have to work. Sorry to all you teachers and bankers out there, don't hate me.