Friday, January 27, 2012

Four Things Friday - er Twelve

Sooo . . . when I said, "wouldn't it be fun to do this little funny 4 Things you don't know about me Friday thing" what I really meant was "I'll do a random 4 things post once ever couple months." 

Whatevs.  It's Friday.  Here's the 4 . . . and by 4 I mean 12 . . . things.  (Hat tip to my pal, Jane, for the questions.)

1. How long have you been blogging? 

  • I started a personal blog when Little Miss was about 3 months old.  That was almost 5 years ago!  Crikey . . . I didn't even realize that until just now.  The blogging thing . . . not how old my daughter is.  This blog is somewhat younger (I started it towards the end of 2009), though when I started it I took all the sewing/creative posts from my personal blog and transferred them over to keep all that stuff together.  It was a bit painstaking and those posts were meant for family and friends so they're probably a bit less cohesive than the ones since I started SP, but I'm still glad I did it.
2. What is your favorite restaurant and why? 
  • Hmm . . . I'm inclined towards many different ones, though I tend to choose Red Lobster when the occasion and the budget allows.  This is to say that I don't live anywhere near the sea and really love seafood.  If I lived somewhere a bit more coastal, I'm sure I would love a more "local" and less "chain"-like place.  As it stands, I haven't found better seafood in my town than at RL, so it is what it is.  In more you-won't-find-these-everywhere-else locales (and if you're ever in Grand Rapids), I have had great meals at Marie Catribs and Twisted Rooster.
3. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
  • Hmm . . . hard to say, not knowing how much is in the pot.  But I would love the ability to pay off my mortgage and put aside money for my kids to go to college and for Mr. Skooks and I to retire someday.  It would be divine to actually quit my job if I could do so.  If'n there was money left over after all that, I hope that I'd resist the urge to buy useless things and instead be abundantly charitable with others.
4. How many pairs of shoes do you own? 
  • You know what, I have no idea.  And that's not because I have crazy amounts of shoes.  There are probably only 3 pairs that are in the rotation right now (one pair are boots, one are sneakers, and one are just everyday casual kicks.)  I've got a few good pairs of flips for warmer weather, a few pairs of sandals, and only one pair of heels that I ever wear for those very infrequent times I actually dress up for something.  I try to buy quality footwear over quantity.  Cheap shoes just don't hold up, and I don't have the money to waste on stuff I will wear infrequently or won't last. 
5. What is your favorite day of the week and why? 
  • Every day brings different stuff.  These days I dig Wednesdays just because Tuesdays are usually horribly exhausting for me, and Wednesday is a nice no-obligations day in for the kids and I.  With that being said, I do have great love for Fridays because it means that when Mr. Skooks walks in the door in the evening, he is going to be around all day for the next few days and I always prefer it when he is around.  :)
6. What’s your favorite color to wear? 
  • I'm not much of a clothes horse these days.  I tend to enjoy any color (read: shirt) that fits well and doesn't make me feel like a whale.  I'm now in my third trimester . . . thanks to my awesome neighbor I do have a few "colors" that fit into that category.
7. What is your favorite fruit?
  • Hands down, it's avocado.  Yes people, that's a fruit.  And I can't get enough avocado in my life.  I do love guacamole, but I love it just as much just sliced up with some lime juice and salt on top.  Mmm.
8. What TV show do you most enjoy watching? 
  • Depends on my mood.  I'll admit, I'm addicted to the Biggest Loser.  I'm a sucker for how it changes people's minds about how they see themselves and helps them see that life is worth living WELL.  I'm also a big fan of Fringe (really, any show that JJ Abrams has had a hand in . . . I've pretty much seen them all) and Up All Night.  For totally worthless laughs, Wipeout gets me going every time.
9. Who is one person, alive or dead, that you would love to have a conversation with? 
  • Jesus.  I've got questions, and he's the only one who can answer them for me.
10. What is the worst decorating/crafting/fashion mistake you’ve ever made?
  • Hard to put my finger on any one thing, but I cringe at a lot of the . . . ahem . . . "design choices" I made in our first apartment.  Just about everything we had was hand me down, but we tried to make it look like it wasn't . . . which . . . didn't really work.
11. Coffee or tea?
  • Um, pop?  Coffee only works for me if it is sugared up, flavored in some way, and about 8 million calories (think Starbucks Vanilla Latte).  I almost never have it.  Tea is ok at times, but I tend not to reach for it very often.  I really have to be in the mood.  I wish I didn't like pop so much, but it is what it is.  So now you know.
12. What’s the temperature in your city today?
  • Well, most of the snow has melted off so it's probably in the upper 30s.  Now that I'm checking the weather though, it looks like it's going to snow all night and through tomorrow.  So much for the melt-off.  The weather is kind of on an acid trip lately.

Anyway . . .  that was fun.  If you want to play along, please do so and come link back.  I'd love to read more about what's going on with you too.  :)


Jane @ The Borrowed Abode January 27, 2012 at 5:59 PM  

Oh I'm so glad you joined the party! This was super fun to read. And I cringed at your weather forecast, just for your sake. :) I wonder if the "first apartment" design disasters are a problem all us bloggers have in our past. . .

Anonymous,  January 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't know you were expecting!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or has the fact I haven't been blogging on a regular basis make me forget?????????????

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats.

blessings, jilly

AnneMarie January 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM  

Avocado... totally with ya!!! And it's not a preggo thing either. I love sliced avocado with just a little bit of salt and cottage cheese for lunch. Crazy?

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