Don't Look at Me in That Tone of Voice

I have no business shaming anyone for not knowing, but if you don't know, that headline is from Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, because I'm nothing if not cheesy. Let me help you out with the connection here: My soul sister Myra from The Little Aslam has bestowed upon me a glorious honor in passing along to me a Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award.

Love it or hate it, I'm a sucker for a Q&A. I don't want to go into all the possible reasons that is because I'm guessing they'll probably make me sound bad but whatever. This is blogland. We all love a good survey, don't we? And if we don't, I promise I won't be mad if you skip past this post. I'll just cry for days and days and days. But I won't be mad.

Coming back around to the point—just be patient with me, I'll always get there eventually—here are some questions Myra had for me, and which I'd love for you to share some or all of your own answers to in the comments or a post of your own!

1. What is the most frightening / most exhilarating thing you've ever done?
This is honestly tough because for a long time, I wasn't a risk-taker (because being a dumb, highly influenceable kid doesn't count as living an exhilarating life) and then I just started doing a whole lot of things that scared me all at once. Signing up for my first race, my first BIG race, and deciding to run my first marathon this fall were all terrifying and exhilarating. Moving out to my own place ranks up there, as does my first solo plane trip a few years ago (I'm not a great flyer). I'm in a place now where I'm trying to do exciting and scary things all the time, so I hope to only make this a harder question to answer in the future.

2. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
I'd like to say something really deep and profound, but today the answer is probably Robin Williams.

3. If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?!
I used to really, really, really want to be on The Real World or Road Rules. Honestly right now I'm sure there are gizillions of reality TV shows I'm not even aware of since I don't have cable, but at this juncture I'd go for something that would leave me with a dash of humility and the ability to leave my job. Just being honest.

4. If you could travel to one place (money not an issue) where would it be?
Just one? Ugh. I have a travel list a mile long (who doesn't?) but if it's really just one place, it'd have to be the motherland. I'd go to Italy.

5. Tex-Mex or Chinese food?!
Tex-Mex by a hair. You expect me to give up guac?

6. Would you rather wash dirty dishes or do the laundry, including the ironing?
Dishes a million times out of a million. I find it quite therapeutic, strangely. Ironing is the devil's activity.

7. What's your most embarrassing childhood memory?
Okay I actually do have a number one but there is absolutely no way in hell I'm going to post it here. Sorry. But I'll give you the runner up. In middle school we were put through the Presidential Fitness Test and part of it was running a mile. I couldn't run a mile (as I've said on this blog a million times before), but my gym teacher made us run at least part of it. So I was also wearing those god-awful buttons-up-the-sides tear-away basketball pants. Oh man. Okay so I always left the bottom one or two snaps open so they would flare (it was the early 2000s, be kind) and on this brisk jog around the asphalt blacktop, I stepped on my comically flared pant leg and went FLYING head over ass all over the blacktop in front of my entire gym class.

8. Are you a hot or cold weather person?
Hot weather, except when I'm running.

9. What are you deathly afraid of?
I have a few pretty substantial phobias—spiders, snakes, sharks, birds, most bugs—but the one that really, really, really can screw me up is claustrophobia. I can't even watch people in movies or TV be closed into tight spaces or be under water for too long. Can't read about it in books, can't even think about it in my own mind for too long. NEXT.

10. Would you rather watch movies at home or at the theatre?
At home, 100% of the time. But you'll probably have to force me to watch it or I'll just watch a movie I've seen a thousand times again.

Like I said, I'd love to see some/all of your answers to these too, whether in your own post (consider yourself tagged!) or here in the comments so we can all be nosy on each other:
1. What is the most frightening / most exhilarating thing you've ever done?
2. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
3. If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be?!
4. If you could travel to one place (money not an issue) where would it be?
5. Tex-Mex or Chinese food?!
6. Would you rather wash dirty dishes or do the laundry, including the ironing?
7. What's your most embarrassing childhood memory?
8. Are you a hot or cold weather person?
9. What are you deathly afraid of?
10. Would you rather watch movies at home or at the theatre?

Linking up this confessional with my dear awkward love lady Melissa, because it is humpday afterall.
Making Melissa

Comments

  1. I am the opposite, I will choose laundry (even ironing, which I skip 99% of the time) over dishes. Cannot stand dishes!

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  2. I think you need to go to Italy as soon as you can - so beautiful!! Oh boy your embarrassing moment is quite the story! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Love these types of posts!

    I'm a Jew from NY so Chinese food, obviously. Dishes any day of the week because laundry is the absolute worst and I don't understand why clothes can't wash and fold themselves. I am deathly afraid of horses. And movies at home. The theater ONLY if it's the middle of the week, mid-afternoon and no one else is in the theater.

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  4. Great post, you should go to Italy. It's a amazing!! I totally would pick Tex-Mex over Chinese food.

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  5. love this post! Q&A for life.
    Robin Williams - I would love to meet him as well. I would want to give him a hug. Or have him hug me. I feel like he would be a good hugger.
    Your childhood memory - I laughed so hard. Mine is we had to dress up as fruits and vegetables for some absurd reason and I got 'date' and the other person who was supposed to be a date didn't show up that day (she stood me up!) so I was alone. We had to wear all black, and this was before leggings were popular so it was hard to find a pair of black leggings / pants and we got them at the thrift store... I was up on stage, turned around when everyone started laughing and pointing... there was a hole in my pants :( you could see my white underwear. sigh. I was like 9. But scarred for life. I don't eat dates now.
    i would like to be on any house renovating reality show because they could do it better than i could!
    I LOVE laundry... but HATE ironing. So, dishes.

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  6. Mmmm guac! I really want some. You were in middle school in the early 2000's??? Yikes! I started college in 2001. Sigh. I am such an old woman and totally in denial about it. I would love to go to Italy one day, I think it would be just beautiful. And the food!!! I would gain a zillion pounds. I just love these posts..you learn so much!!!

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  7. I was totally going to say what Nadine just said I graduated HS in 2002 and now I officially feel old! I'm with you girl give me all the guac and I don't even own an ironing board!

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  8. I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF BIRDS TOO! i knew it. soulmates.

    also, i love q&a's. So I don't judge.

    Also, also, i would choose Robin Williams as well.

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  9. love these answers!! GUAC all the way, and would have loved to see you on real world haha!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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  10. Ah! Your first big race! I have yet to sign up for a full marathon...and omg I'm so claustrophobic too. I definitely need my personal space or I freak the hell out lol.

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  11. Oh damn, now I feel super old too, I graduated high school in 2002! But I do remember (and wore) those pants- they were really comfortable! Italy is way up there for me too- every time I see pics it looks so beautiful and romantic! You've had a lot of exciting things happening lately-- keep it up! I'm kinda curious as to why you'd want to meet Robin Williams.

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  12. I legit laughed out loud at your embarrassing story. I'm such a terrible friend. Haha. BIRDS = GROSS. No thanks. Ever. If you go to Italy soon, could you just stash me in one of your suitcases and bring me along? Ok, thanks boo. <3 So glad you played along! Q&As are the best!

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  13. I'm a sucker for surveys so I appreciate the general tagging :) Tear away pants. Oh man. I had 2 pairs and wore them all the time. Of course my friends thought it was awesome to rip them off of me while walking down the halls.

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    1. Also, I say don't look at me in that tone of voice often and I've never seen Divine Secrets so I find that amusing.

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  14. I'm with you- I always want to do scary and exciting things now! I've always been the risk taker of my family. I have a most embarrassing childhood memory too, that I would never ever put out there!! ;)

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  15. I think we vibe so well because of the no cable thing, huge part of my life I'm really proud of! :) Also Guac!

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  16. Our nearest mall has a Mexican/Chinese combo place in the food court; I think it would suit you!

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  17. I say your answer to the travel question should have been Trinidad because at some point Im gonna make you travel here haha! And I love the embarrassing story - toooo funny. And it was the runner up eek!

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